The Politics of Knowledge

1st Edition

Patrick Baert, Fernando Domínguez Rubio

Routledge
Published March 22, 2013
Reference - 216 Pages - 19 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415704755 - CAT# Y154615

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95

USD$47.96

SAVE ~$11.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Social scientists often refer to contemporary advanced societies as ‘knowledge societies’, which indicates the extent to which ‘science’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘knowledge production’ have become fundamental phenomena in Western societies and central concerns for the social sciences. This book aims to investigate the political dimension of this production and validation of knowledge.

In studying the relationship between knowledge and politics, this book provides a novel perspective on current debates about ‘knowledge societies’, and offers an interdisciplinary agenda for future research. It addresses four fundamental aspects of the relation between knowledge and politics:

• the ways in which the nature of the knowledge we produce affects the nature of political activity

• how the production of knowledge calls into question fundamental political categories

• how the production of knowledge is governed and managed

• how the new technologies of knowledge produce new forms of political action.

This book will be of interest to students of sociology, political science, cultural studies and science and technology studies.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title