Books & Edited Volumes

Date: 2002 [Edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel]
Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Language: English

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Description:
This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Center for New Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, invokes three disparate realms in which images have assumed the role of cultural weapons. Monotheistic religions, scientific theories, and contemporary arts have struggled with the contradictory urge to produce and also destroy images and emblems...
Rejoicing-cover

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

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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: 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...

Date: 1993, revised and augmented English translation
Publisher: Simon and Schuster (England), Harvard University Press (United States)
Translator(s): Catherine Porter
Language: English

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  • Jamais Fomos Modernos
  • Mes niekada nebuvome Modernus, Simetrines antropologijos esé
  • Emme ole koskaan, olleet moderneja
  • Biz Hic Modern Olmadik
Description:
If science studies is right in erasing the divide between nature and society, it remains true that the readers of those work still maintain a strict dichotomy that renders them unable to register what they read in any another position than the alternative of social construction versus realism. The book explores the possible philosophical origin of this...

Date: 1987
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass.
Language: English

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  • La Science en action
  • Ciencia En Accion
  • La scienza in azione – Introduzione alla sociologia della scienza
  • Ciência em Açao. Como seguir cientistas e engenheiros sociedade afora
Description:
Written for a large public interested in renewing the understanding of scientific practice and its connection with the rest of society this book uses anecdotes, case studies, examples from many different periods and disciplines, to define rules of methods which can be used in following scientists around; the key role is given to non-humans, that is to...

Date: 1988
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass
Translator(s): A. Sheridan and J. Law
Language: English

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  • I Microbi: Trattato scientifico-politico
  • Bakteriologie und Moderne. Studien zur Biopolitik des Unsichtbaren, 1870-1930
Description:
The book is made of two parts: the first one is a detailed exploration of the litterature around Pasteur’s rise from obscurity to fame and of the corresponding transformations of microbes from invisibility to prominence; the impossibility of a social explanation of science is then explored in a second part which provides the ontological basis for what has...

Date: 1979 [with Steve Woolgar. 1986: Reprinted in a revised paperback edition «Laboratory Life: the Construction of Scientific Facts » Princeton University Press, Princeton]
Publisher: Sage, Los Angeles
Language: English

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  • La Vie de laboratoire– La production des faits scientifiques
  • La vida en el laboratorio. La construccion de los hechos cientificos
  • A Vida de Laboratorio. A Produçao dos Fatos Cientificos
  • Laboratory Life in Corean
Description:
The result of a two-year ethnographic enquiry into the neuroendocrinology laboratory of Professor Roger Guillemin in La Jolla, California; the book explores the different steps in the construction of scientific facts and frame the different issues of the then emerging science studies.