Baboon Sociology? Commentary on Daniel Beunza’s Taking the Floor


  • Donald A. MacKenzie School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh



Daniel Beunza, participant observation, sociology of finance, David Stark, actor-network theory


Beunza’s Taking the Floor is a contribution not just to the sociology of finance, but to the social sciences more broadly. Methodologically, the book demonstrates the virtue of returning to a field site using a different research method. Theoretically, it opens up important questions concerning the relationship between mainstream forms of sociological analysis and actor-network theory.


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How to Cite

MacKenzie, D. A. (2022). Baboon Sociology? Commentary on Daniel Beunza’s Taking the Floor. Sociologica, 16(1), 71–75.