Bruno Latour

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Bruno Latour is a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher of science, concerned with social constructivism and compositionism, especially in science. He is known for his work in science and technology studies (STS), his popularization of laboratory studies, and his development of actor-network theory (ANT).


Here are the works of Latour included in the bibliographic records of this encyclopedia:

  • Latour (1981): Latour, Bruno. (1981) Is it Possible to Reconstruct the Research Process?: Sociology of a Brain Peptide. In Knorr-Cetina and Whitley (Eds.) (1981), 53-77.
  • Latour (1983): Latour, Bruno. (1983) Give me a laboratory and I will raise the world. Science Observed 141, 140-169.
  • Latour (1987): Latour, Bruno. (1987) Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society. Harvard University Press.
  • Latour (1988a): Latour, Bruno. (1988) The Pasteurization of France. Harvard University Press.
  • Latour (1988b): Latour, Bruno. (1988) A Relativist Account of Einstein's Relativity. Social Studies of Science 18, 3-44.
  • Latour (1993): Latour, Bruno. (1993) Pasteur on lactic acid yeast: a partial semiotic analysis. Configurations 1 (1), 127-144.
  • Latour (1998a): Latour, Bruno. (1998) For David Bloor… and Beyond: A Reply to David Bloor’s ‘Anti-Latour’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 30 (1), 113-129.
  • Latour (1998b): Latour, Bruno. (1998) From the World of Science to the World of Research? Science 280 (5361), 208-209. Retrieved from
  • Latour (1999): Latour, Bruno. (1999) Politics of Nature: How to bring the sciences into democracy. Harvard University Press.
  • Latour (2003): Latour, Bruno. (2003) "Do You Believe in Reality?" - News From the Trenches of the Science Wars. In Scharff and Dusek (Eds.) (2003), 126-137.
  • Latour (2004): Latour, Bruno. (2004) Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern. Critical Inquiry 30 (2), 225-248.
  • Latour (2005): Latour, Bruno. (2005) Reassembling the social. OUP Oxford.
  • Latour (2009): Latour, Bruno. (2009) On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods. Duke University Press.
  • Latour (Ed.) (1999): Latour, Bruno. (Ed.). (1999) Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. Harvard University Press.
  • Latour and Bastide (1986): Latour, Bruno and Bastide, Françoise. (1986) Writing Science - Fact and Fiction. In Callon, Rip, and Law (Eds.) (1986), 51-66.
  • Latour and Woolgar (1979): Latour, Bruno and Woolgar, Steve. (1979) Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton University Press.
  • Latour and Woolgar (1986): Latour, Bruno and Woolgar, Steve. (1986) Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. 2nd Edition. Princeton University Press.

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