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The term 'interessement' is French-English, and is synonymous with the word 'interposition'.

The term was first used by Michel Callon.[1] It is used within the scientific tradition known as Actor-network theory, in association with translation (sociology) and the formation of networks. Various devices can be used in the interessement phase of a translation process, to strengthen the association between actors, and support the structure of the network.[2]


  1. ^ Callon, M., 1986. Some elements of a sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fisherman in St Brieuc Bay. In K. Knorr-Cetina & A. V. Cicourel, eds. Advances in Social Theory and Methodology: Toward an Integration of Micro and Macro-Sociologies. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, pp. 196-223.
  2. ^ Latour, B., 1992. Technology is society made durable. In Sociology of Monsters: Essays on Power, Technology and Domination. London: Routledge, pp. 103-130.