Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory

Editors: Williams, Idongesit (Ed.)

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  • The first book of its kind to demonstrate, through contemporary examples and case studies, how Actor Network Theory can be practically applied to contemporary issues
  • Provides cutting-edge analyses of actor network explanations and descriptions of contemporary technological innovations
  • Examines the relevance of the actor network underpinning the journey of human-organizations-technology into the future
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This book provides empirically driven discussions and investigations in the relevance of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and its theoretical concepts. As our civilization evolves from a human to a technologically driven society, new socio-technical network of actors – in society, industry and government are emerging by the day. These networks of actors collaborate to produce contemporary goods and services; handle production processes; manage risks; develop social and commercial networks; develop policies; manage complexities; and create a new way of life. This book provides unique conceptual tools needed to analyze such processes, highlighting the effectiveness of ANT in fostering collaborations between governments, organizations and society.

About the authors

Dr. Idongesit Williams is a Lecturer/Postdoctoral Researcher at CMI, Aalborg University, Copenhagen. He holds a Ph.D. specializing in Telecommunications and Internet Policies, from Aalborg University. The subjects of his numerous research publication are on the digitalization of government services, organizations and society. He is part of the STS research tradition.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Contemporary Application of Ant: An Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Williams, Idongesit

  • Communicative Approaches to Risk Management in Complex Systems Through the Prism of Actor-Network Theory

    Pages 15-32

    Bielenia-Grajewska, Magdalena

  • The Act-Shifts Between Humans and Nonhumans in Architecture: A Reading of Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network Theory

    Pages 33-50

    Dincer, Demet

  • The Robots Are Here

    Pages 51-75

    Williams, Idongesit

  • Developing a Framework for Understanding How Media Entrepreneurs Act: An Actor-Network Perspective

    Pages 77-98

    Salamzadeh, Aidin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory
Editors
  • Idongesit Williams
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7066-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7066-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7065-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 283
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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