Bruno Latour explains the idea behind a forthcoming new book titled An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. The project is essentially an An (alternative/comparative) anthropology of the Moderns.
But the baseline for such a comparative anthropology is entirely different if, instead of the emancipatory master narrative, one were to choose the alternative telling that stresses a history of implication and attachment around multiplied matters of concern: then the “others” stop being totally other and begin to appear as companions in a long history that has collected humans and nonhumans in various assemblages and at various scales. The odd notion of multiple “cultures” disappears along with that of “one nature”.
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