Attachments, you say…? How a concept collectively emerges in one research group

Abstract : Can we interrogate a concept in a manner that is compatible with what conecpt itself conveys, while also remaining connected with the specific site in which concept is being used? This essay undertake such an exercice with the notion of attachment, as it emerged at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) in France, starting in the 1990s. Having played a role in the history I am going to narrate, I will use self-analysis as a resource, even if a somewhat equivocal one. I will explore the virtues that we have collectively lent to the term attchment over the years. To do this, I will contrast three moments when we used it with different orientations at the CSI: to examin economic performativity (Callon); in the critique of emancipation (Latour); and in questionning amateurs' and caregivers' activity (myself). I will then briefly address how this relates to sociologists' necessary commitment in worlds "still in process of making" (W. James).
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Journal of Cultural Economy, Routledge, 2017, 10 (1), pp.112-121. 〈10.1080/17530350.2016.1260629〉
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Antoine Hennion. Attachments, you say…? How a concept collectively emerges in one research group. Journal of Cultural Economy, Routledge, 2017, 10 (1), pp.112-121. 〈10.1080/17530350.2016.1260629〉. 〈hal-01439603〉

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