[NetBehaviour] Places and Frames: Reading Bruno Latour on Holiday.

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Sep 25 14:27:50 CEST 2006

Places and Frames: Reading Bruno Latour on Holiday.

Reassembling the Social is one of those books written against in order 
to work out what it is for. In this instance, its directed against 
sociologists, whom Latour divides into two types: sociologists of the 
social and those who claim to practice critical sociology. Latour argues 
that both kinds of sociology and their practitioners do not conform to 
what might be the expectations of scientific approaches to the study of 
society. This is because they rely on pre-existing notions of what the 
social is and does to account for what people do and why they do it. The 
idea of society in such accounts fails to explain the very thing which 
is the object of study....


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