Actors and Networks in the Megacity

A Literary Analysis of Urban Narratives

Prachi More

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Actors and Networks in the Megacity

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Pub Date: May 2018

ISBN: 9783837638349

220 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Actors and Networks in the Megacity

A Literary Analysis of Urban Narratives

Prachi More

Transcript-Verlag

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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 twenty-first century. Are these literary documentaries a contemporary solution to reporting an ever-evasive 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 documenting mere "matters of fact"? In answering these questions, Prachi More describes how these narratives function as sites of knowledge production, particularly in light of the development of historiography and empirical documentation since modernism. A Literary Analysis of Urban Narratives presents an interdisciplinary framework that addresses concerns and questions of epistemology, the sociology of knowledge, and urban and documentary studies.

About the Author

Prachi More taught at the Literary Studies Department at the University of Tubingen, Germany. Her research interests include new materialisms and representation and literatures and cultures of the so-called Global South.