Essentially, actor-network theory begins with the metaphoric premise of associations, and is a method to describe the deployment of those associations (or connections).
What does ANT stand for?
ANT stands for Actor-Network Theory
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- Association of Nova Scotia Women for Education and Research in Science (Canada)
- American National Socialist Workers Party
- Adaptive Networked Systems and Media
- Analysis System
- AAN (Army After Next) Net Technology
- Abstract of New Technology
- Access Network Transport
- Acid Neutralization Tank
- Action News Team
- Active Name Table
- Adenine Nucleotide Translocator
- ADSL Network Termination
- Advanced Navigation Trainer
- Advanced Network Technology (various locations)
- Advanced Nuclear Technology (various locations)
- Aids to Navigation Team
- Airspace and Navigation Team
- Algorithmic Noise-Tolerance
- Altered Nuclear Transfer
- Ame No Tsuki (French animated series)
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The theoretical ambition is therefore to intersect and merge voices from masculinity studies and actor-network theory (ANT).
Finally, technology is examined from the perspective of social constructionism and actor-network theory.
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.
It should," I respond, "Roth and McGinn explained that they were using your conceptions of knowledge and power combined with actor-network theory in their examination.
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.
Rather than a point defined by boundaries, I prefer, following actor-network theory, to think of a place as the mobilization of things.