Bruno Latour

wilkr (wilkr@INDIANA.EDU)
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 17:47:43 -0500

Now that we have made Taussig human, anyone want to take on Bruno Latour?
I am about 80 pages into "We Have Never Been Modern" and cannot figure
out whether this is persuasive trickery, confusing french intellectual
gamespersonship with the ultimate goal of demonstrating how smart BL is,
or the first real attempt at a structuralist anthropology of modernity. I
start with a basic agreement with his aims - I also don't believe we are
in any way modern - but now I find myself half-amused and half bemused.

Anyone else out there trying to read this guy? I just read a whole
article ABOUT him in Lingua Franca, but it was also pretty obscure.

Rick Wilk

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