Sociology 430

Vocabulary Study Guide


Latour, Science in Action

As you read this text, look for and note the definitions of the following key words, as used by the author. Consult with other reference sources (e.g. the Oxford Dictionary of Sociology) as necessary.

actant

actors

actors, non-human

allies

artefact

black box

closure

collective process

determinism, social

determinism, technological

diffusion

dissenter

enrollment

fact

fact construction

inscription

inscription device

insider/ outsider

instrument

interest alignment

interest groups

laboratories

laboratories, counter-

machine

modalities

modalities, negative

modalities, positive

paradigm

recruitment

reification

symmetry/ asymmentry

technoscience

translation

trials


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