A Sociology of Monsters: Essays on Power, Technology, and by John Law

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Scott Fitzgerald's notebooks in Cohen and Cohen (1971); see Callon and Latour (1981). 36 See Latour (1988). 37 See Callon (1980), Law and Callon (1988) and Latour (1991b). 38 See, for instance, David and Bunn (1988). 39 There are endless examples of this in the social literature. Think, for instance, of Mary Douglas and Baron Isherwood's (1978) analysis of the informational import of consumption. Or Jean Lave's (1976) description of the uses of 'mad money'. 40 I think that much of the concern with durability - visible, for instance, in the paper by Bruno Latour in this volume - represents an attempt to come to grips with this problem.

When this invisible work (Star 1991; Shapin 1989; Daniels 1988) is recovered, a very different network is discovered as well; Susan Leigh Star 2. by refusing to discard any of our selves in an ontological sense - refusing to 'pass' or to become pure, and this means in turn, 3. acknowledging the primacy of multiple membership in many worlds at once for each actor in a network. This multiple marginality is a source not only of monstrosity and impurity, but of a power that at once resists violence and encompasses heterogeneity.

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