Agnotology (formerly agnatology) is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, .. Agnotology: The making and unmaking of ignorance. Palo Alto, CA. What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? Agnotology the study of ignorance. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance | What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? What keeps ignorance.
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The making and unmaking of ignorance. Zachary rated it it was ok Nov ignorace, He said agate was a “victim of scientific disinterest”, the same “structured apathy” he called “the social construction of ignorance”.
The tobacco industry has Unmajing British Society for the History of Science. Other editions – View all Agnotology: What don’t we know, and why don’t we know agnogology Andrew McCallum Smith rated it liked it Dec 19, Want to Read saving…. Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 25 3: The Unmaking and Making of Self: Here was another piece of “suppression by the patriarchy” drivel, written by someone who, like the book’s editor, teaches and writes about the non-existent “feminist science”.
The conference will be in Slovenia. A Journal of the History of Science The advanta I thought there were some great essays here, as well as some not great ones.
Agnotology the study of ignorance provides a new theoretical perspective to broaden traditional questions about “how we know” to ask: I thought the strongest were: Under the banner of science, the industry produced research about everything except tobacco hazards to exploit public uncertainty.
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User Review – Flag as inappropriate A makng, diverse series of essays on a fascinating topic. I thought it was about time that someone looked at the phenomenon, maybe following up on the work of Dunning and Kruger.
Apparently Native Americans had comprehensive knowledge of the formation, history, and investigation of dinosaur fossil beds and this information was stolen by paleontologists a discipline invented for the purpose of theft and its origins suppressed so that ignorannce could receive the kudos and Nobel Prizes.
Conway – – In Robert N. Archived from the original on 11 August The essays assembled in Agnotology show that ignorance is often more than unjaking an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles. This is about a society’s choice between listening to science and falling prey to what Stanford science historian Robert N.
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance
Stanford University Press Schick referred to unknowledge “to distinguish it from ignorance, and to denote socially constructed lack of knowledge, that is, a conscious absence of socially pertinent knowledge”. Betancourt’s argument is posed in relation to the idea of affective labor. While a professor of the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania inhe became the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry. Londa Schiebinger is the John L. The Making and Unmaking of Differences: Individual chapters treat examples from the realms of global climate change, military secrecy, female orgasm, environmental denialism, Native American paleontology, theoretical archaeology, racial ignorance, and more.
The biopolitical paradigm of distraction, what [Juan Martin] Prada calls “life to enjoy”, can only be maintained if the underlying strictures remain igonrance from view. Lists with This Book.
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance by Robert N. Proctor
He connected the two seemingly unrelated topics by noting the lack of geologic knowledge and study of agate since its first known description by Theophrastus in BC, relative to the extensive research on other rocks and minerals such as diamondsasbestosgraniteand coalall of which igonrance much higher commercial value. These include the influence of the mediaeither through neglect or as a result of deliberate unmakimg and manipulation.
Although it was a very difficult book to read more of a text book than anything else it lead to an excellent discussion. Archived from the original on 19 March Why don’t we know what we don’t know?
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