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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities H-index 89 Citations 201,405 231 World Ranking 52 National Ranking 3

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Awards & Achievements

2013 - Holberg Prize, Government of Norway for having "undertaken an ambitious analysis and reinterpretation of modernity, and [having] challenged fundamental concepts such as the distinction between modern and pre-modern, nature and society, human and non-human"

2008 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Epistemology
  • Social science

His primary scientific interests are in Epistemology, Actor–network theory, Social science, Action and Art history. His study in Epistemology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Field and Appeal. The concepts of his Actor–network theory study are interwoven with issues in Argument, Marketing, Cognitive science and Social theory.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Philosophy of science, Objectivity, Politics and Media studies. He has included themes like Law, Power, Nothing and Ostensive definition in his Action study. His Agency research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Trace, Social group, Anthropocene, Dialog box and Social engagement.

His most cited work include:

  • Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory (9106 citations)
  • Science in action : how to follow scientists and engineers through society (7834 citations)
  • We Have Never Been Modern (6493 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Bruno Latour mainly focuses on Epistemology, Politics, Social science, Humanities and Law. His Epistemology research incorporates themes from Mode and Field. In most of his Actor–network theory studies, his work intersects topics such as Social theory.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Epistemology (24.78%)
  • Politics (10.45%)
  • Social science (8.36%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Epistemology (24.78%)
  • Politics (10.45%)
  • Anthropocene (3.28%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Epistemology, Politics, Anthropocene, Humanities and Actor–network theory. His Science studies, Modernity and Agency study, which is part of a larger body of work in Epistemology, is frequently linked to Key, bridging the gap between disciplines. Politics is a primary field of his research addressed under Law.

Bruno Latour regularly links together related areas like Anthropology in his Anthropocene studies. Bruno Latour combines subjects such as Conversation and Social theory with his study of Actor–network theory. His studies in Field integrate themes in fields like Link and Biography.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns (435 citations)
  • Agency at the Time of the Anthropocene (310 citations)
  • An Inquiry into Modes of Existence (218 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Epistemology
  • Social science

Epistemology, Anthropocene, Politics, Actor–network theory and Modernity are his primary areas of study. Epistemology connects with themes related to Mode in his study. His research in Anthropocene intersects with topics in Agency, Anthropology, Conversation, Relevance and Prefix.

The Politics study combines topics in areas such as Natural religion, Environmental ethics, Frame, Chose and Ideal. His Actor–network theory research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Domain, Economic sociology and Social theory. His study in Truth condition is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Philosophical anthropology, Ecological crisis, Social science, Sociology of scientific knowledge and Appeal.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

Bruno Latour.
(2005)

33547 Citations

Science in action : how to follow scientists and engineers through society

Bruno Latour.
Published in <b>1987</b> in Cambridge Mass) by Harvard university press (1987)

32789 Citations

We Have Never Been Modern

Bruno Latour.
(1991)

22514 Citations

Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts

Bruno Latour;Steven Woolgar.
(1979)

19739 Citations

Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies

Bruno Latour.
(1999)

10611 Citations

Science in Action

Bruno Latour.
(1987)

6949 Citations

The pasteurization of France

Bruno Latour.
(1988)

6570 Citations

Politics of Nature

Bruno Latour.
(1999)

6338 Citations

Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern

Bruno Latour.
Critical Inquiry (2004)

5463 Citations

Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Bruno Latour;Steve Woolgar.
Journal for General Philosophy of Science (1986)

4711 Citations

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