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A Sociology of Treason: The Construction of Weakness
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Dept Themat Studies Technol & Social Change, Linköping Univ, Linköping, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Science, Technology and Human Values, ISSN 0162-2439, E-ISSN 1552-8251, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 154-179Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The process of translation has both an excluding and including character. The analysis of actor networks, the process of mobilizing alliances, and constructing networks is a common and worthwhile focus. However, the simultaneous betrayals, dissidences, and controversies are often only implied in network construction stories. We aim to nuance the construction aspect of actor-network theory (ANT) by shining the analytical searchlight elsewhere, where the theoretical tools of ANT have not yet systematically ventured. We argue that we need to understand every process of translation in relation to its simultaneous process of treason, and to add antonyms for Callon's problematization, intressement, enrollment, and mobilization. This enables us to describe powerlessness not as a state but as a process. Our case focuses on the network building around measures for disabled people in the construction of the Athens Metro, during the period 1991-1993. The discussion highlights the efforts of disability organizations to intervene in the initial construction works of the metro project and the simultaneous actions of the Greek government to exclude disability organizations from the design process and to disrupt the accessibility-metro actor network.

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2014. Vol. 39, no 1, p. 154-179
Keywords [en]
justice, inequality, protest, politics, power, governance, space, place, scale, dynamics
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55394DOI: 10.1177/0162243913512681ISI: 000328241400008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84890513785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55394DiVA, id: diva2:1072035
Available from: 2017-02-07 Created: 2017-02-07 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved

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