Agnotology : the making and unmaking of ignorance
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Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2008].
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Book
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9780804756525, 080475652X, 9780804759014, 0804759014
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viii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2008].
Language
English
ISBN
9780804756525, 080475652X, 9780804759014, 0804759014
UPC
9780804759014, 9780804756525

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"This volume emerged from workshops held at Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Stanford University in 2005"--Page vii.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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? Agnatology--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 this book show that ignorance is often more than just an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles. Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don't want you to know. Individual chapters treat examples from the realm 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 come to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Proctor, R., & Schiebinger, L. L. (2008). Agnotology: the making and unmaking of ignorance . Stanford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proctor, Robert, 1954- and Londa L., Schiebinger. 2008. Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. Stanford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proctor, Robert, 1954- and Londa L., Schiebinger. Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance Stanford University Press, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Proctor, Robert, and Londa L. Schiebinger. Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance Stanford University Press, 2008.

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