By Manuel De Landa
Manuel DeLanda is a distinctive author, artist and thinker.
In his new booklet, he bargains a desirable examine how the modern global is characterised by way of a rare social complexity. considering such a lot social entities, from small groups to massive geographical regions, might disappear altogether if human minds ceased to exist, Delanda proposes a singular method of social ontology that says the autonomy of social entities from the conceptions we have now of them.
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The question had not even posed itself in my mind, let alone been answered. ' And this is, indeed, how I felt. How, I wondered, would the anthropologist Evans Pritchard have responded to a question about whether or not the Nuer should be ' closed down '. lt was on ly w h e n my anth ropologist col league Sharon Macdonald read an ea rlier version of this m a n u script that I lea rned that this was indeed more or less the q u estion posed to Eva n s Pritcha rd : what, the colonial a d m i n i strators wa nted to know, should be done with this turbu lent tribe?
I consider some of these below. But it is important to mention ethnomethodology which, abolishing referents, uses the term to explore the retrospective/prospective character of sensemaking (see Garfinkel 1967; Wieder 1974). And also 'reflexive sociology' which explores the grounds of its own narrative, the local methods used to develop and organize sense (Woolgar 1 988). 1 2 This pithy observation comes from Zygmunt Bauman ( 1 992: 2 1). 13 Rorty ( 1 989) explores this most attractively in his discussion of 'final vocabularies '.
On the other hand I wouldn't want to write an account that hurt the Laboratory either. ) For instance, there was a horrible moment early on in the study when I was reporting some preliminary findings to a small closed meeting of other sociologists and science-policy analysts. After I finished talking, someone in the room turned to me and said: 'I went and looked at Daresbury Laboratory in 1 979, and my recommendation was that it should be closed. What do you think now? ' I was horrified. How could I recommend (or even think about recommending) the closure of my Laboratory?