Latour (1988a)

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Latour, Bruno. (1988) The Pasteurization of France. Harvard University Press.

Title The Pasteurization of France
Resource Type book
Author(s) Bruno Latour
Year 1988
Publisher Harvard University Press
ISBN 9780674657618


The book is made of two parts: the first one is a detailed exploration of the litterature around Pasteur’s rise from obscurity to fame and of the corresponding transformations of microbes from invisibility to prominence; the impossibility of a social explanation of science is then explored in a second part which provides the ontological basis for what has become known as "actor-network theory."