Chapter 7. Actor Network Theory and Material Semiotics

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. John Law Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch7

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Law, J. (2008) Actor Network Theory and Material Semiotics, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. Lancaster University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • Actor Network Theory and material semiotics;
  • diaspora enactment;
  • French electricity monopoly utility, EDF;
  • principle of symmetry;
  • translation, order, and disorder;
  • poststructuralist relationality;
  • material-semiotic relationality;
  • durability after foundations;
  • ontological politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin Stories

  • Actor Network Theory 1990

  • Responses and Reactions

  • Diaspora

  • Acknowledgment

  • Bibliography