Understanding the knowledge society: a new paradigm in the sociology of knowledge

By: Cerroni, Andrea
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing 2020Description: vi, 154 p.: ill. Includes index and bibliographic referencesISBN: 9781786439253Subject(s): Information commons | Knowledge - Sociology | Knowledge societyDDC classification: 306.42 Summary: Complex knowledge and ideas are generated, shared and accessed globally. Andrea Cerroni turns to this knowledge society to offer a comprehensive social theory of its processes to bridge the gap between knowledge and democracy. Drawing on a long-term historical perspective, Cerroni assembles a cultural matrix, comprising ancient myths on nature, society and knowledge and modern myths of reductionism, individualism and relativism to improve our contemporary sociological imagination. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/understanding-the-knowledge-society-9781786439253.html
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Table of contents

1. Acknowledgments
2. Approaching the knowledge society
3. Rise and fall in one quick step
4. In search of a theory
5. Recent topics
6. Imagining the complex society. A theoretical schema
7. Knowledge. A socio-cognitive ideal-typology
8. Knowledge circulation: theory and applications
9. A new paradigm for sociology of knowledge
10. Conclusion
bibliography
Index

Complex knowledge and ideas are generated, shared and accessed globally. Andrea Cerroni turns to this knowledge society to offer a comprehensive social theory of its processes to bridge the gap between knowledge and democracy. Drawing on a long-term historical perspective, Cerroni assembles a cultural matrix, comprising ancient myths on nature, society and knowledge and modern myths of reductionism, individualism and relativism to improve our contemporary sociological imagination.

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