The Latour event: history, symmetry and diplomacy
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2013
© 2013 European Association of Social Anthropologists.
Special Issue: Thinking with Latour
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 448–461, November 2013
How to Cite
Sansi, R. (2013), The Latour event: history, symmetry and diplomacy. Social Anthropology, 21: 448–461. doi: 10.1111/1469-8676.12043
- Issue published online: 20 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2013
This paper discusses the use of the concept of ‘event’ in Latour's work, in relation to how the term has been used in philosophy and anthropology. My contention is that ultimately, there is a tension between two strands of Latour's work: one more firmly based on history and the event, and another more focused on symmetry, hybridity and diplomacy.