Inquiries into Bruno Latour’s Sociological Anthropology of Modernity
Bruno Latour’s thinking demarcates one of the key influences in current attempts to theorize the materiality of the social. His new opus magnum An Inquiry into Modes of Existence develops nothing less than a sociological anthropology of modernity. Many of the conceptual innovations, however, were already introduced in the context of his legal ethnography The Making of Law. It thus comes as no surprise that the study of law takes a central role within the ongoing investigation of modernity in a state of global crisis.
This workshop concentrates on the legal and political aspects in Latour’s work. Law and global politics provide entry points most suitable for discussing the innovations in Latour’s most recent work and its contributions to contemporary debates in social theory.