Must the Social be Reassembled? Broken Dispute between B. Latour and P. Bourdieu
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Arūnas Poviliūnas
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Published 2020-12-30
https://doi.org/10.15388/SocMintVei.2020.2.26
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Keywords

P. Bourdieu
reflexive sociology
B. Latour
Actor-Network-Theory
‘reassemble the social’

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Poviliūnas A. (2020) “Must the Social be Reassembled? Broken Dispute between B. Latour and P. Bourdieu”, Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas, 47(2), pp. 36-50. doi: 10.15388/SocMintVei.2020.2.26.

Abstract

The article analyses the conflict between two prominent French sociologists P. Bourdieu and B. Latour. It attempts to answer a question to what extent this conflict reflects the paradigmatic break of sociology. The study of the conflict concludes with the statement that the attempts of B. Latour and his allies to “reassemble the social” and institutionalize Actor-Network-Theory resulted in the critical movement of the Science Technology Studies (STS). However, STS does not succeed to become the paradigmatic break of the path of sociology.

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