Monthly Archives: November 2014

Monadic ethnography

One concern that came to the surface during our conversation about digital methods was related to the figure of the observer. Were Latour et al. fascinated with new digital tools as ethnographers or as researchers who themselves longed for their … Continue reading

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Methodological implications: digital tools

The rediscovery of Gabriel Tarde in the social sciences has important conceptual and methodological implications. The former is concerned with the┬áredefinition of ‘the social’ – at least this is what Christian Borch argued last week. But what about the latter? … Continue reading

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Organising imitation

The rediscovery of Gabriel Tarde can be understood as an attempt to respecify ‘the social’ not as something that explains certain phenomena, but the phenomenon that itself needs to be explained. This, at least, is what Bruno Latour claims in … Continue reading

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