No, Critique Has Not Run Out of Steam: Post/De-Colonial Interventions and Science and Technology Studies
Lecture by Amit Prasad, University of Missouri-Columbia
Thursday, October 11, 2018
In 2004, Bruno Latour, while polemically equating critique with conspiracy theories, had famously called for a renewal of ‘the critical mind,’ which cultivates ‘a stubbornly realist attitude’ and engages with ‘matters of concern, not matters of fact.’ The broader concern for Latour has been to present a different template for sociology – a sociology which rather than following social theorists (and thereby starting with social categories of class, gender, etc.), follows ‘the actors’ own ways ...