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Although every town in France has a street named for Pasteur, was he alone able to stop people from spitting, persuade them to dig drains, influence them to undergo vaccination? Pasteur's success depended upon a whole network of forces, including the public hygiene movement, the medical profession (both military physicians and private practitioners), and colonial interests. It is the operation of these forces, in combination with the talent of Pasteur, that Bruno Latour sets before us as a prime example of science in action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674657618
ISBN-10: 0674657616
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour is Professor and Vice-President for Research at the Sciences Po, Paris. Alan Sheridan's most recent book is Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth. He has also translated over 50 books, including works by Sartre, Lacan, and Foucault.

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