Neither Metaphor nor Theory, but Method: Networks as a Transdisciplinary Concept?

  • Alexander Friedrich


As a successful paradigm, network metaphors and concepts are used in both science and the humanities. The volume Netzwerke. Allgemeine Theorie oder Universalmetapher in den Wissenschaften? (Networks: General Theory or Universal Metaphor in Sciences and Humanities?) gathers papers dealing with different network concepts, promising to outline a transdisciplinary account of networks. However, it pursues a generalised approach of ‘network analysis’ across several disciplines rather than inquiring into networks as metaphor and theory – or the relationships between them.

How to Cite
Friedrich, Alexander. 2010. “Neither Metaphor nor Theory, But Method: Networks As a Transdisciplinary Concept?”. KULT_online, no. 22 (January).