The Pasteurization of France
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass
Translator(s): A. Sheridan and J. Law
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 become known as « actor-network theory”.