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What does ANT stand for?

ANT stands for Actor-Network Theory

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The paper outlines three common figuring metaphors that impede the adoption of such a theoretical discourse and shows how Actor-Network Theory (ANT), more recently developed in the nascent field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), reframes sociological theory--and specifically, what it means to be a "social actor"--to allow for a more comprehensive accounting of the interactions of humans and nonhumans in the fabrication of the social.
In order to explicate how theorists think about cyberspace, Bell examines different approaches to science and technology studies, social construction of technology and actor-network theory approaches, in order to find ways to think about relations between humans and machines.