Pandora's Hope Essays on the Reality of Science Studies

ISBN-10: 067465336X
ISBN-13: 9780674653368
Edition: 1999
Authors: Bruno Latour
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Description: Using case studies of scientists in the Amazon analysing soil and studying the fermentation of lactic acid, the author shows the myriad steps by which events in the material world are transformed into items of scientific knowledge.

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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Using case studies of scientists in the Amazon analysing soil and studying the fermentation of lactic acid, the author shows the myriad steps by which events in the material world are transformed into items of scientific knowledge.

Bruno Latour is Professor and Vice-President for Research at the Sciences Po, Paris.

"Do You Believe in Reality?": News from the Trenches of the Science Wars
Circulating Reference: Sampling the Soil in the Amazon Forest
Science's Blood Flow: An Example from Joliot's Scientific Intelligence
From Fabrication to Reality: Pasteur and His Lactic Acid Ferment
The Historicity of Things: Where Were Microbes before Pasteur?
A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans: Following Daedalus's Labyrinth
The Invention of the Science Wars: The Settlement of Socrates and Callicles
A Politics Freed from Science: The Body Cosmopolitic
The Slight Surprise of Action: Facts, Fetishes, Factishes
Conclusion: What Contrivance Will Free Pandora's Hope?
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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