Latour considers something that most social scientists overlook, or perhaps discriminate against: the role of nonhumans in interactions. What does his example of the “door-closer” tell us about the impact of physical objects on human behavior?
Have you ever named or talked to an object (e.g., a computer, a car)? What does this tell us about the role of objects in interactions?
What is the benefit of expanding our scope to include nonhumans in sociological study/analysis? What might be the drawbacks to Latour’s approach?