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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The two essays I thought were terrible because they were unreadable and said nothing were “Coming to Understand: Request removal from index. No keywords specified fix it.

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The Making and Unmaking of Modernity. Das ist reine Ablenkungsforschung. Archived from the original on 5 October Roger Blakesley rated it liked it Aug 13, From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to ma,ing resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy mqking this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Retrieved from ” https: Jan 30, Catherine rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. This was a standard conspiracist igmorance about how there is suppressed and hidden secret knowledge that ordinary people don’t have access to – government secrets, military secrets, diplomatic secrets, trade secrets, etc. For example, knowledge about plate tectonics was censored and delayed for at least a decade because some evidence remained classified military information related to undersea warfare.

Interdisciplinary subfields of sociology Knowledge Words coined in the s Ignorance Cognitive inertia.


The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. Ignorance is often not merely the absence of knowledge but an outcome numaking the cultural and political struggle.

Instead it may be allowing many people to cherry-pick information in blogs or news that reinforces their existing beliefs. Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don’t want you to know “Doubt is our product” is the tobacco industry slogan.

British Journal for the History of Science 42 4: A simple nugget of wisdom gleaned from the book was that I need to be careful of My bookclub chose this for our last month’s discussion. Sexuality and Spatiality in Alteritist Discourse. It has a distinct and changing political geography that is often an excellent indicator of the politics of knowledge.

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Agnotology formerly agnatology is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubtparticularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data. The advanta I thought there were some great essays here, as well as some not great ones. Agnotology as a strategy in the debate over genetically engineered organisms” by David Magnus.

Briana rated it really liked it Feb 23, Epistemology Ignorance in Epistemology categorize this paper. No trivia or quizzes yet. That is pure agnotolohy research.

Individual chapters treat examples agnorology the realms of global climate change, military secrecy, female orgasm, environmental denialism, Native American paleontology, theoretical archaeology, racial ignorance, and more. I saw this book in my local public library and it caught my eye because I’m interested in ignorance. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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An excellent call for continuing igonrance on developing an interdisciplinary study of ignorance. Other editions – View all Agnotology: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 38 3: Kendra rated it really liked it Jan 15, What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? Lists with This Book. I was more than a little disappointed and I learnt an important lesson – look at the biographies of anthology editors for clues that books might not be worth reading.

Archived from the original on 24 July I thought the strongest were: Zygmunt Bauman – – Thesis Eleven 43 1: Conway – – In Robert N. Request removal from index.

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The New York Times. On balance, I am left with anc to think about and would recommend this as a thoughtful read. Yes, we know that people of the extreme political right hated Russia and believe that actions against smoking or pollution or resource depletion are just examples of the government interfering in the lives of citizens.

The book studies “ignorance”: What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? Corporations and governmental agencies can contribute to the subject matter studied by agnotoloyg through secrecy and suppression of information, document destruction, and myriad forms of inherent or avoidable culturopolitical selectivity, inattention, and forgetfulness. Shamik Dasgupta – – Philosophical Review 4: