After ANT: complexity, naming and topology ; introduction chapter by John Law

The main argument of this introductory chapter is regarding certain 'respectability' attained to a concept or discourse through its structuring, referencing and acceptance among both academic and popular imagination, leading to its complexity and non-negotiable rhetorics emerging from it. John law argues that the naming process itself ruins the end or goal aspired and lead to the glorification of the "means" which it has been processed or led through. The fixed topological and naming processes cause the lack of 'reflexivity' which is pre-required by any social sciences, according to the current social theories or critical theories. For example, he talks about how perceptions when we call something as ' Actor-network ' and the other one as a Theorem of Actor-network'. The theoretical framework limits the scope of the very idea of 'Actor - Network.' 

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