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  1. Power, action, and belief: a new sociology of knowledge?John Law (ed.) - 1986 - Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
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    Reassembling Social Science Methods: The Challenge of Digital Devices.Evelyn Ruppert, John Law & Mike Savage - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (4):22-46.
    The aim of the article is to intervene in debates about the digital and, in particular, framings that imagine the digital in terms of epochal shifts or as redefining life. Instead, drawing on recent developments in digital methods, we explore the lively, productive and performative qualities of the digital by attending to the specificities of digital devices and how they interact, and sometimes compete, with older devices and their capacity to mobilize and materialize social and other relations. In doing so, (...)
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    Aircraft stories: decentering the object in technoscience.John Law - 2002 - Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
    "What is a military aircraft? John Law shows in his beautiful analysis that it is a constant oscillation between multiplicity and singularity.
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    Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices.John Law & Annemarie Mol (eds.) - 2002 - Duke University Press.
    Although much recent social science and humanities work has been a revolt against simplification, this volume explores the contrast between simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too simplistic. John Law and Annemarie Mol have gathered a distinguished panel of contributors to offer—particularly within the field of science studies—approaches to a theory of complexity, and at the same time a theoretical introduction to the topic. Indeed, they examine not only ways of relating to complexity but complexity _in (...)
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    Embodied action, enacted bodies: The example of hypoglycaemia.Annemarie Mol & John Law - 2007 - In Regula Valérie Burri & Joseph Dumit (eds.), Biomedicine as Culture: Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life. Routledge. pp. 6--87.
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    Embodied Action, Enacted Bodies: the Example of Hypoglycaemia.John Law & Annemarie Mol - 2004 - Body and Society 10 (2-3):43-62.
    We all know that we have and are our bodies. But might it be possible to leave this common place? In the present article we try to do this by attending to the way we do our bodies. The site where we look for such action is that of handling the hypoglycaemias that sometimes happen to people with diabetes. In this site it appears that the body, active in measuring, feeling and countering hypoglycaemias is not a bounded whole: its boundaries (...)
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  7. Sociological Review Monograph 32.John Law - 1986 - In Power, Action, and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge? Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. 234--263.
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    Objects and Spaces.John Law - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5-6):91-105.
    Law's article begins by restating the classical ANT position that objects do not exist `in themselves' but are the effect of a performative stabilization of relational networks. In addition, these material enactments inevitably have a spatial dimension; they simultaneously establish spatial conditions for objectual identity, continuity, and difference. Space must not be reified as a natural, pre-existing container of the social and the material, but is itself a performance. Moreover, there are multiple forms of spatiality beyond the Euclidean space of (...)
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    Whatever should be done with indexical expressions?Barry Barnes & John Law - 1976 - Theory and Society 3 (2):223-237.
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    Science for social scientists.John Law - 1984 - London: Macmillan Press. Edited by Peter Lodge.
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    Modes of Syncretism.Vicky Singleton, John Law, Geir Afdal, Kristin Asdal & Wen-Yuan Lin - 2014 - Common Knowledge 20 (1):172-192.
    In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies,” the authors, all of whom work in the field of science, technology, and society, begin from the assumption that, as Bruno Latour has put it, “we have never been modern.” They accept the STS thesis that, while modern practices purport to be entirely rational and coherent, on closer inspection they turn out to be as much noncoherent as coherent. This article poses the question of what forms “noncoherences” take and how (...)
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    Indigeneity, Science, and Difference: Notes on the Politics of How.Solveig Joks & John Law - 2019 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 44 (3):424-447.
    This paper explores a colonial controversy: the imposition of state rules to limit salmon fishing in a Scandinavian subarctic river. These rules reflect biological fish population models intended to preserve salmon populations, but this river has also been fished for centuries by indigenous Sámi people who have their own different practices and knowledges of the river and salmon. In theory, the Norwegian state recognizes traditional ecological knowledge and includes this in its biological assessments, but in practice this does not happen, (...)
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    Tidescapes: Notes on a shi -inflected Social Science.John Law & Wen-Yuan Lin - 2018 - Journal of World Philosophies 3 (1):1-16.
    What might it be to write a post-colonial social science? And how might the intellectual legacy of Chinese classical philosophy—for instance Sun Tzu and Lao Tzu—contribute to such a project? Reversing the more usual social science practice in which EuroAmerican concepts are applied in other global locations, this paper instead considers how a “Chinese” term, _shi_ might be used to explore the UK’s 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic. Drawing on anthropological insights into mis/translation between different worlds and their alternative ways of knowing (...)
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  14. The practice of fishy sentience.John Law & Marianne Lien - 2016 - In Kristin Asdal & Tone Druglitrø (eds.), Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The More-Than-Human Condition. Routledge.
     
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    On Customers and Costs: A Story from Public Sector Science.John Law & Madeleine Akrich - 1994 - Science in Context 7 (3):539-561.
    The ArgumentIn this we explore some of the ways in which a state scientific laboratory (Daresbury SERC) reacted to the rtetoric and forces of the marketpace in the 1980s. We describe laboratory attempts to create what we call “good customers” while converting itself into a “good seller” by developing a particulat set of costing practicting that were closely related to the implementation of a management accounting system. Finally, we consider how Daresbury response to “market forces” influenced scintific and organzational practice, (...)
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    Structure as process and environmental constraint.John Law & Peter Lodge - 1978 - Theory and Society 5 (3):373-386.
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  17. On metrics and fluids.John Law & Annemarie Mol - 1998 - In Robert C. H. Chia (ed.), Organized Worlds: Explorations in Technology and Organization with Robert Cooper. Routledge. pp. 20.
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    Resisting pictures : Representation, distribution and ontological politics.John Law & Ruth Benschop - 1997 - In Kevin Hetherington & Rolland Munro (eds.), Ideas of Difference: Social Spaces and the Labour of Division. Blackwell Publishers/the Sociological Review. pp. 158--82.
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  19. Tidescapes: Notes on a shi-inflected Social Science.John Law - 2018 - Journal of World Philosophies 3 (1).
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    Metamorphosis of a protein.Robert O. Ryan & John H. Law - 1984 - Bioessays 1 (6):250-252.
    All insects appear to have a transport lipoprotein in the hemolymph (blood) that is responsible for moving hydrophobic materials through aqueous compartments. This has been called lipophorin because it is believed to be a reversible transport shuttle. Since most insects undergo some degree of metamorphosis from larval stages to the adult, the need to transport hydrophobic materials or the nature of these materials may change in the course of the life span. This is especially marked in the case of the (...)
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    Lists, field guides, and the descriptive organization of seeing: Birdwatching as an exemplary observational activity. [REVIEW]John Law & Michael Lynch - 1988 - Human Studies 11 (2-3):271 - 303.
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    Contexts and Culling. [REVIEW]Ingunn Moser & John Law - 2012 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 37 (4):332-354.
    This article asks how contexts are made in science as well as in social science, and how the making of contexts relates to political agency and intervention. To explore these issues, it traces contexting for foot-and-mouth disease and the strategies used to control the epidemic in the United Kingdom in 2001. It argues that to depict the world is to assemble contexts and to hold them together in a mode that may be descriptive, explanatory, or predictive. In developing this argument, (...)
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    Sociology of Science Toward a Metric of Science: The Advent of Science Indicators. Edited by Yehuda Elkana, Joshua Lederberg, Robert K. Merton, Arnold Thackray, and Harriet Zuckerman. New York and Chichester: Wiley, 1978. Pp. xiv + 354. £14.00. [REVIEW]John Law - 1980 - British Journal for the History of Science 13 (3):264-264.