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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Agnotology—the study of ignorance—provides a new theoretical perspective to broaden traditional questions about “how we know” to ask: Why don’t we know what we don’t know? The essays assembled in Agnotology show that ignorance is often more than just What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it?
The essays assembled in Agnotology show that ignorance is often more than just an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles.
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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. 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 goal of this volume is to better understand how and why various forms of knowing do not agnotologyy to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible. Paperbackpages.
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Aug 21, Jane rated it really liked it. My bookclub chose this for our last month’s discussion. Although it was a very difficult book to read more of a text book than anything else it lead to an excellent discussion. The book studies “ignorance”: 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.
A simple nugget of wisdom gleaned from the book was that I need to be careful of sounding too sure of my makong Jan 30, Hnmaking rated it liked it. I thought there were some great essays here, as well as some not great ones. I thought the strongest were: Journalistic gears in the agnotology machine”.
The two essays I thought were terrible because they th unreadable and said nothing were “Coming to Understand: The advanta I thought there were some great essays here, as well as some not great ones. The advantages of historical hindsight”. On balance, I am left with lots to think about and would recommend this as a thoughtful read. May 28, Kate rated it really agnoto,ogy it Shelves: Wish I could give it a 3.
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance
Some excellent chapters, some good chapters. An excellent call for continuing work on developing an interdisciplinary study of ignorance. Jul 27, Jenny rated it did not like it. I read the intro and the wnd and end of every essay. Way too much on the tobacco industry – too repetitive. Joe Joe rated it it was amazing May 19, Roger Blakesley rated it liked it Aug 13, Kendra rated it really liked it Jan 15, Cho Me rated it liked it Nov 14, Narges rated it really liked it Mar 11, Mark rated it liked it Mar 29, Dominic rated it liked it Jan 06, Nerida rated it really liked it Apr 14, Georgi Proev rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Clay Hamilton rated it liked it Jun 28, Christopher rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Alex rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Rachel rated it it makijg amazing Aug 24, Shruti Buddhavarapu rated it really liked it Mar 17, Rick Bockovich rated it really liked it Oct 02, Andrew McCallum Smith rated it liked it Dec 19, Efad rated it liked it Oct 15, Cecilia rated it really liked it Jul 25, Alisi rated it really liked it Apr 29, Scott Rodgerson rated it really liked it Sep 22, Briana rated it really liked it Feb 23, Zachary rated it it was ok Nov 28, Steve rated it really liked it Dec 31, Audra ans it really liked it Mar 10, Siddhartha Santina rated it really liked it Aug 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
While a professor of the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania inhe became the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry.
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