Actors and Networks in the Megacity

A Literary Analysis of Urban Narratives

This study is a concise introduction to Bruno Latour's Actor-Network Theory and its application in a literary analysis of urban narratives of the 21st century. We encounter well-known psycho-geographers such as Iain Sinclair and Sam Miller, and renowned authors, Patrick Neate and Suketu Mehta. Prachi More analyses these authors' accounts of vastly different cities such as London, Delhi, Mumbai, Johannesburg, New York and Tokyo. Are these urban narratives a contemporary solution to documenting an ever-evasive urban reality? If so, how do they embody "matters of concern" as Latour would have put it, laying bare modern-day "actors" and "networks" rather than reporting mere "matters of fact"? These questions are drawn into an inter-disciplinary discussion that addresses concerns and questions of epistemology, the sociology of knowledge as well as urban and documentary studies.

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2017-10-19, 220 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3834-9

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Author(s)
Prachi More
Book title
Actors and Networks in the Megacity A Literary Analysis of Urban Narratives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
220
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3834-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB JFSG DSA
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 SOC026030 LIT006000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBSD DSA
Release date
2017-10-19
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Stadt
Readership
Literary Studies, Urban Studies, Documentary Studies, Socio-Philosophy, Museum Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Materialism, Realism, Documentary, Representation, Urban Cities, Global South, Bruno Latour, Actor-Network Theory, ANT, Megacity, Documenting Strategy, Narrative, Knowledge Production, Epistemology, Sociology, Literature, City, General Literature Studies, Urban Studies, Theory of Literature, Literary Studies

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