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SOCY 5572 Sociology of Science Studies (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the Sociology of Science Studies in the actor-network tradition. Actor-Network Theory (ANT) is becoming quite influential in many areas, from sociology to techno-science studies, to feminist studies, to economics, to geography/environmental sociology. The course focuses on the contributions of Bruno Latour to ANT, but will include other contributions. Initial readings will follow the trajectory of some of Latour's foundational works. Subsequent readings will include debates in and around ANT as applied to environmental problems from within ANT, and from "ANTish" critical environmental sociology/geography. Final set of readings visits Latour's book, Reassembling the Social.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brian Gareau

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13