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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I had almost given up at that point but I soldiered on. That o pure distraction research. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Corporations and governmental agencies can contribute to the subject matter studied by agnotology through secrecy and suppression of information, document destruction, and myriad forms of inherent or avoidable culturopolitical selectivity, inattention, and forgetfulness.

Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 25 3: Stanford University Press Preview — Agnotology by Robert N. Retrieved from ” https: Aug 21, Jane rated it really liked it. Garbage in the butt “. 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.

It is an art we call agnotology. May 28, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Stanford University Press, Stanford University Press Stanford, California.

Schick referred to unknowledge “to distinguish it from ignorance, and to denote socially constructed lack of knowledge, that is, a conscious absence of socially pertinent knowledge”.

Betancourt’s argument is posed in relation to the idea of agnotologg labor. Sexuality and Spatiality in Alteritist Discourse. Orgasm and the epistemology of ignorance” by Nancy Tuana. Yes, we know that people of the extreme political right hated Russia and believe that actions against smoking or pollution or resource depletion are just examples of the government interfering in the lives of citizens.


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It pretended to be a commentary on epistemology but written at a junior undergraduate level and I was surprised to find that it took a page and a half before the expression “white males” was used. David Dunning of Cornell University is another academic who studies the spread of ignorance.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Steve rated it really liked it Dec 31, What the article wasn’t good at was identifying any ignorance. Its use as a critical description of the political economy has been expanded upon by Michael Betancourt in a article titled “Immaterial Value and Scarcity in Digital Capitalism” [17] unmking expanded in the book The Critique of Digital Capitalism.


agnotllogy The advantages of historical hindsight”. 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. Journalistic gears in the agnotology machine”.

Kendra rated it really liked it Jan 15, 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Smithson – – In Robert N. Notes on Aging and Gender in North India. I should point out that much of the opposition to GMOs is firmly based on ignorance of science, but that didn’t seem to be the point of this article, or even maikng.

Anthropological, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives.


Ignorance in Epistemology categorize this paper. Robert ProctorLonda L. Shamik Dasgupta – – Philosophical Review 4: Stanford University Press- History – pages. Agnotology also focuses on how and why diverse forms of knowledge do not “come to be”, or are ignored or delayed. A Journal of the History of Science Wish I could give it a 3.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt. These include the influence of the mediaeither through neglect or as a result of deliberate misrepresentation and manipulation. The article was not particularly coherent, but its thesis seemed to be that the opponents of GMOs had somehow perverted the original meaning and intention of the Precautionary Principle in order to obstruct those fine companies who want an unrestricted ability to improve our food.

Audra rated it really liked it Mar 10, It was quite a good analysis of the origin of organised climate change denial in the US and the way that leading figures in the movement had moved from support of the Strategic Defense Initiative boondoggle after the collapse of the USSR through championing the lying “science” of tobacco companies to denying climate change for purely political reasons. The New York Times. It is always a red flag for conspiracy theory when you see the word “suppression” and this was no exception.

We need a political agnotology to complement our political epistemologies”.

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