The ANT and the SPIDER

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Here at ANTHEM we like discussions between fairytale characters like PRINCES and WOLVES, especially if they are talking about social theory and philosophy. So here is a hilarious exchange between an ANT and a SPIDER about actor-network theory. It should raise a chuckle or two:

Ingold, T. (2008). When ANT Meets SPIDER: Social Theory for Arthropods. Material Agency. C. Knappett and L. Malafouris: Springer US: 209-215.

‘You are SPIDER, and you stand for the proposition that Skilled Practice Involves Developmentally Embodied Responsiveness. I appreciate your views; they are indeed worth their weight IN GOLD (which is very little, I might add, since you are such a lightweight creature). But I am ANT. I stand for Actor Network Theory. Not for nothing am I known as THE TOWER among arthropods. For my philosophy towers over yours’.

Thank you to Van Troi Tran for the link.


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