Books & Edited Volumes

AIME-COVER

Date: August 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Translation: Cathy Porter
Language: English
Site: modesofexistence.org

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  • Investigacion sobre los modos de existencia
Description:
The result of a twenty five years inquiry, it offers a positive version to the question raised, only negatively, with the publication, in 1991, of ''We have never been modern'': if ''we'' have never been modern, then what have ''we'' been? From what sort of values should ''we'' inherit? In order to answer this question, a research protocol has been...
On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods

Date: April 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Translator(s): Heather MacLean and Cathy Porter
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0199256051

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  • Sur le culte moderne des dieux faitiches
Description:
Belief is not a state of mind, but a result of the relationships between peoples; this has been known since Montaigne. The visitor knows, the visited believes; or quite the opposite, the visitor knew, the visited makes him understand that he only thought he knew. Let us apply this principle to the case of the Moderns. Everywhere they drop anchor they soon...
reassembling the social oxford

Date: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language: English

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  • Changer de société –refaire de la sociologie
  • Eine neue Soziologie für eine neue Gesellschaft- Einführung in die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie
  • En Ny Sociologi For et Nyt Samfund, Introduktion til ktor-Netvaerk-Teori
  • Реасемблиране на социалното : Увод в социологията на дееца-мрежа
Description:
“Everyone seems to know with what sort of forces and in which sort of materials the social world is made. I have always been struck, on the contrary, by the huge gap between the vast variety of attachments with which people elaborate their different worlds and the limited repertoire we possess in social science to account for them. I found this gap widening...
the making of law

Date: 2009
Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge
Translator(s): Marina Brilman et al.
Language: English

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  • La Fabbrica del Diritto. Etnografia del Consiglio di Stato
  • A Fábrica do direito. Uma etnografia do Conselho de Estado
Description:
An ethnography of the French supreme court in administrative law, the Conseil d'Etat, has been pursued between 1994 and 1999. This book is the account of this field work attempting to make a thick description of the work of judges as they come to an agreement about files. The book represents a sort of Laboratory life’ of judges at work and tries to compare...
Law
Rejoicing-cover

Date: June 2013
Publisher: Polity Press
Translator(s): Julie Rose
Language: English
ISBN: 9780745660066

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No Other Translations Available
Description:
Rejoicing – or the torments of religious speech: that is what he wants to talk about, that is what he can’t actually seem to talk about: it’s as though the cat had got his tongue; as though he was spoilt for choice when it comes to words; as though it was impossible to articulate; he can’t actually seem to share what, for so long, he has held so dear to his...
Politics of Nature  -How to bring the sciences into democracy

Date: 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Translator(s): Cathy Porter
Language: English

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  • Politiques de la nature. Comment faire entrer les sciences en démocratie
  • Politiche della natura. Per una democrazia dele scienze
  • Politicas da natureza. Como fazer ciência na democracia,
  • Politicas de la naturaleza. Po una democracia de las ciencias
Description:
A political philosophy enquiry into the limits of political ecology. If nature is not a part of reality but a Constitutional arrangment to make political life impossible, what would a politics be without nature ? If this question is raised then it becomes obvious that the various green movements are not modifying the modernist project but giving it, on the...

Date: 2006 [with Emilie Hermant]
Translator(s): Liz Carey-Libbrecht
Language: English
Virtual Book: Paris: Invisible City Online

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  • Paris Ciudad Invisible
  • Parigi citta' invisible
Description:
A photographic enquiry into social theory about the city of Paris with special attention to its technical «oligoptica », a concept necessary to replace that of « panoptica ». With a very experimental layout (see Mixed Media section to live through the experience).

Date: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Language: English

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  • L’espoir de Pandore. Pour une version réaliste de l’activité scientifique
  • Die Hoffnung der Pandora
  • La esperanza de Pandora. Essayos Sobre la relidad de lo estudios de la ciencia
  • A Esperança de Pandora. Ensaiois sobre a relidade dos estudos cientificos
Description:
A philosophical answer to the science war debates with special emphasis on the new type of realism which has emerged, in spite of the claims to the contrary, from science studies. A complete rewriting of the following papers: (39), (51), (54), (62), (65), (68), (70), (71)

Date: 2013
Traduction en polonais Polish translation 2013
translated by K. Abriszewski
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, Toruń, Nicolas Copernicus University Press]

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  • L’espoir de Pandore. Pour une version réaliste de l’activité scientifique
  • Die Hoffnung der Pandora
  • A Esperança de Pandora. Ensaiois sobre a relidade dos estudos cientificos
  • Nadzieja Pandory
Description:
“I have a question for you,” he said, taking out of his pocket a crumpled piece of paper on which he had scribbled a few key words. He took in his breath: “Do you believe in reality?”—“But of course!” I laughed, “what a question! Is reality something we have to believe in?” He had asked me for a private discussion in a place I found as bizarre as the...

Date: 1996
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Translator(s): Cathy Porter
Language: English

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  • Aramis ou l'amour des techniques
Description:
Aramis is a very high tech automated subway that was developped in France during the 80s; after its sudden demise, an investigation has been requested in the reasons of this failure; the book is the scenography of this enquiry that aims at understanding what happened to Aramis, at training readers in the booming field of technology studies and at...