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Introduction
Introduction
So, How Does This Book Start, Then? How Should I be Reading it?

Not so long ago, I ran a postgraduate workshop on Actor-Network Theory (henceforth ANT). An introductory overview had been specifically requested by students, many of whom did not seem to have much of an overt interest in ANT. My sense, though, was that several people had a vague feeling that it was of potential relevance to their research: they felt somehow impelled to find out about it. It surprised me that ANT was something that these students felt they ‘should’ know about as neophyte researchers in sociology, working in such fields as the politics of migration in Southeast Asia, the role of romance narratives in gay relations, or the representation of ...

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