Desatando o nó conceitual dos centros de cálculo em Latour (1999)

LATOUR, Bruno. 1999. Glossary. In: Pandora’s hope: essays on the reality of science studies. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp.303-11. ACTOR, ACTANT: The great interest of science studies is that it offers, through the study of laboratory practice, many cases of the emergence of an actor. Instead of starting with entities that are already components of the world, science studies focuses […]

“…should…”, ou mais novas antigas regras do método (Rammert 1997)

RAMMERT, Werner. 1997. New rules of sociological method: rethinking technology studies. The British Journal of Sociology 48(2):171-91. APELO POR COOPERAÇÃO (sociologia e estudos de tecnologia) With this contribution I intend to increase mutual recognition and to plead for closer cooperation between general sociology and technology studies. (Rammert 1997:171) NA TRILHA DE GIDDENS Following his example [“Giddens’s ‘New Rules’”] I shall […]

Manifesto ciborgue (Haraway 1991 [1985])

HARAWAY, Donna J. 1991. A cyborg manifesto: science, technology, and socialism-feminism in the late twentieth century. In: Simians, cyborgs, and women: the reinvention of nature. New York: Routledge, pp.149-81. [Original: HARAWAY, Donna J. 1985. Manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist feminism in the 1980s. Socialist Review 80:65-108.] AN IRONIC DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE FOR WOMEN IN THE INTEGRATED […]

Não-humanos em Latour (1999)

LATOUR, Bruno. 1999. Pandora’s hope: essays on the reality of science studies. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ESTUDOS de CIÊNCIA MOSTRAM a VIDA DOS NÃO-HUMANOS no COLETIVO If science studies has achieved anything, I thought, surely it has added reality to science, not withdrawn any from it. Instead of the stuffed scientists hanging on the walls of the armchair philosophers of […]

Agência não humana em Latour (2005)

LATOUR, Bruno. 2005. Reassembling the social: an introduction to actor-network theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. NONHUMAN AGENCY as ANT TEST Although there is no clear litmus test for ANT membership, some ad hoc and make- shift ones may be devised. […] One of them is the precise role granted to non-humans. They have to be actors […] and not simply […]

O campo da antropologia em 1960, segundo Lévi-Strauss (2013 [1960])

LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. 2013. O campo da antropologia. In: Antropologia estrutural dois. (Trad.: Beatriz Perrone-Moisés) São Paulo: Cosac Naify, pp.11-43.[1960] NUMEROLOGIA LÉVISTRAUSSIANA Foi há pouco mais de um ano, em 1958, que o Collège de France criou uma cadeira de antropologia social. […] A própria data de sua deliberação, caros colegas, atesta – pelo curioso retorno do número 8, já ilustrado […]

O sociomorfismo elementar das classificações (Durkheim e Mauss 2001 [1902])

DURKHEIM, Émile; MAUSS, Marcel. 2001. Algumas formas primitivas de classificação. In: Marcel Mauss. Ensaios de sociologia. (Trad.: Luiz J. Gaio; J. Guinsburg) São Paulo: Perspectiva, pp.399-455. [1902] MOTE CONTRIBUIÇÕES PARA O ESTUDO DAS REPRESENTAÇÕES COLETIVAS (Durkheim e Mauss 2001:399) A IDEIA DE ver nos métodos do pensamento científico verdadeiras instituições sociais cuja gênese só a sociologia pode descrever e explicar […]

Ciberespaço e vida eletrônica segundo Bruce Sterling (1994 [1992])

STERLING, Bruce. 1994. The hacker crackdown: law and disorder on the electronic frontier. Library Freeware. [1992] CIBERESPAÇO A science fiction writer [William Gibson] coined the useful term “cyberspace” in 1982. But the territory in question, the electronic frontier, is about a hundred and thirty years old [referência à invenção da telefonia por Bell]. Cyberspace is the “place” where a telephone […]

Tecnoestética eletrônica no final do século XX (McCarthy 1990)

McCARTHY, Cara. 1990. Information art: diagramming microchips. New York: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). FORÇAS INVISÍVEIS The new machine art is visually incomprehensible unless one knows about and believes in the existence of invisible forces. (Arthur Drexler, in: McCarthy 1990:3) A DESMATERIALIZAÇÃO DE FORMAS SÓLIDAS EM UM AGLOMERADO-FEIXE-MULTIDÃO DE RELAÇÕES LINEARES Printed circuits in particular, and the use of […]