We have never been modern
Date: 1993, revised and augmented English translation
Publisher: Simon and Schuster (England), Harvard University Press (United States)
Translator(s): Catherine Porter
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 dichotomy, gives another definition of modernity, establishes some of the basis for a symmetric or comparative anthropology and offers an alternative with the notion of collective.