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Rethinking the social in Physical Education based on the contributions of the Actor-Network Theory and Bruno Latour


This article analyzed possible contributions of the Actor-Network theory (ANT) and the work of Bruno Latour to think about the social in Physical Education. As a methodology, a theoretical study was made, of exploratory characteristic, of part of the Latour’s work and ANT, as well as texts dealing with the social in Physical Education, for a reflection on possible contributions of ANT towards a turn of the analytical view on the social in Physical Education. From our analysis, we found that ANT and Latour’s work can bring a dynamic and less deterministic look at the associations that compose Physical Education, recognizing the various heterogeneous participants (human and non-human) who compose the networks of associations that are constituent of this area.

Actor-Network Theory; Physical Education; Sociology; Bruno Latour

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