Sociotechnical associations and management practices in development: analyzing traces through the route of P1MC
The purpose of this article is to discuss an alternative understanding of the management of development from unfolding practices linked to so call social technologies, indicating possible innovations for development in this century. In this sense, development concepts are discussed and their implications with regard to technology, taking the critical about their neutrality, even when it comes to experiences in appropriate technologies and alternatives of development. Under this matter, actor-network theory is presents as output to by passing the determinism and its conceptual tensions to analyzing social and economic domain. And, to this end, it is presenting a case study that, by adopting the methodological assumptions of ANT – agnosticism, generalized symmetry and free association –, analyzes the unfolding moments of translations from One Million Water Catch tanks programme (P1MC), deployed in the Brazilian semi-arid region, also identifying one technological trajectory in which cultural creativity and social morphogeneses of true development pursuant to Furtado (1974; 1982), stand out and whose repercussions are differentiated from those of traditional development projects. Finally, the concluding remarks, it is highlighted these trajectories as constituents of efforts to the development, based on a multiple issues that are revealed by the translations, and where sociotechnical construction are practically achieve.