The paper concentrates on the concept of translation, which is the main constitutive part of the actor-network theory. It offers a general definition of the concept and with the help of selected examples it shows its methodical and interdisciplinary potential. The aim is to outline different conceptions of translation as articulated by the representatives of the actor-network theory as well as its applicability in various disciplines. The attention is paid also to the transforming function of the concept in the process of its methodical development.
Actor-network theory, ANT, B. Latour, J. Law, M. Callon, M. Serres, Translation