What do you all make of the idea within Actor-Network Theory that
non-humans can contribute to networks as actors or “actants”? Anyone
have any examples of this?
In the tobacco article, it states that “An actor–network begins with
the pursuit of a new goal (one that does not yet have an
institutionalized system in place to deliver it) and evolves as it seeks
to enroll others as participating actants.” How might non-human actants
participate in an emerging system?