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Ignorance and industry

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Daniel Lee Kleinman

Print publication date: May 2015
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The manufacture of uncertainty is a central strategy of corporations seeking to advance their interests. Companies may bolster uncertainty in an effor    Read more...
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Lost in space

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Scott Frickel

Print publication date: May 2015
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Ignorance is an idea whose description is curiously tethered to the spatial. Scientists who write about ignorance seem to prefer metaphors with dimens    Read more...
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Selective ignorance in environmental research

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Kevin C. Elliott

Print publication date: May 2015
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Scholars from a number of different academic disciplines have recently drawn attention to the ways in which ignorance about socially significant topic    Read more...
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Fictional reflections: Taking it personally

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Ann Kerwin

Print publication date: May 2015
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Academically dealing with something that is not there (i.e. knowledge) certainly calls for new ways of presenting and registering of what is not there    Read more...
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Introduction

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Matthias Gross

Print publication date: May 2015
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New knowledge always leads to new horizons of what is unknown. New knowledge unsettles the contours of individual and collective understanding; it per    Read more...
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Afterword: Ignorance studies

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Michael Smithson

Print publication date: May 2015
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The study of ignorance does not land neatly in any one discipline. It splatters across disciplines without any respect for disciplinary boundaries. Fr    Read more...
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The production of forbidden knowledge

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Joanna Kempner

Print publication date: May 2015
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In science, the search for knowledge is often considered an unlimited good or even a “moral calling” (Weber 1946). However, the idea that some knowled    Read more...
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Criminal ignorance

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Darren Thiel

Print publication date: May 2015
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Ignorance and denial of the intentions and outcomes of transgressive activities are central to understanding how individuals and organizations bend, b    Read more...
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Ignorance and the epistemic choreography of method

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Mike Michael

Print publication date: May 2015
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‘we don’t consider ourselves authorized to believe we possess the meaning of what we know.’ (Isabell    Read more...
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Anthropological perspectives on ritual and religious ignorance

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Authored by
Liana Chua

Print publication date: May 2015
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Although ignorance has long played a critical off-stage role in anthropological discussions, controversies and theories about ritual and religion, it    Read more...
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