[What Was Missing in the Actor-Network Theory: The Identity of Kazakh Repatriates Analyzed Through the Concepts of Attachment and Endurance]
Type of publication: Research Article
identity, attachment, actor-network theory, repatriates, Kazakhstan
The article examines the world of repatriates in Kazakhstan from a specific theoretical perspective elaborated on the critique of some of the established approaches in the social sciences. Rethinking the categories of actor-network theory (B. Latour, M. Callon), the concept of identity (e.g., its understanding from N. Luhmann’s position of radical functionalism), and the classic sociological views of taste (P. Bourdieu), we propose a new conceptual frame for the analysis of the case that integrates elements of M. Merleau- Ponty’s philosophy, L. Thevenot’s sociology of régimes d’engagement, and A. Hennion’s sociology of taste and attachment.
Popravko, I. G., Tchalakov, I. H. 2016. Upushchennoe v AST: identichnost’ kazakhskikh repatriantov s pozitsii “priviazannosti” i “stoikosti” [What Was Missing in the Actor-Network Theory: The Identity of Kazakh Repatriates Analyzed Through the Concepts of Attachment and Endurance]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 67-79
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