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Regimes of Ignorance : Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge

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Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the space of ignorance in the progressive march of science; rather, knowledge and ignorance are mutually shaped in social and political domains of partial, shifting, and temporal relationships. This volume's ethnographic analyses provide a theoretical frame through which to consider the production and reproduction of ignorance, non-knowledge, and secrecy, as well as the wider implications these ideas have for anthropology and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

Number of Pages: 215
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnology
Series Title: Methodology and History in Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2015
TCIN: 46766473
UPC: 9781782388388
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7768

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