The Knowledge Landscapes of Cyberspace / Edition 1

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How is knowledge produced and used in cyberspace? David Hakken-a key figure in the anthropology of science and technology studies-approaches the study of cyberculture through the venue of knowledge production, drawing on critical theory from anthropology, philosophy and informatics (computer science) to examine how the character and social functions of knowledge change profoundly in computer-saturated environments. He looks at what informational technologies offer, how they are being employed, and how they are tied to various agendas and forms of power. This book will be essential for both social scientists and cultural studies scholars doing research on cyberculture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415945097
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/3/2003
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Introductory Perspectives
1 Introduction: The Knowledge Question in Cyberspace 3
2 Clarifying the Cyberspace Knowledge Question 29
3 "Knowledge Management Fatigue Syndrome" and the Practical Importance of the Cyberspace Knowledge Question 55
Sect. II Ethnological Perspectives: Three Sources of Concepts Prerequisite to Answering the Cyberspace Knowledge Question
4 Toward a Philosophical Basis for the Study of Knowledge Networking 73
5 The New Anthropology of Knowledge Networking 107
6 A Social Informatics Approach to Knowledge in Cyberspace 145
Sect. III Ethnographic Perspectives: The Dynamics of Knowledge in Cyberspace
7 Creating Knowledge with Automated Information Technologies, or Knowledge Networking Knowledge Networking 181
8 Knowledge in Organizations and Knowledge Networking Oneida County 225
9 The Cyberspace Knowledge Question in Education 271
Sect. IV Conclusions: The Analytics of Knowledge in Cyberspace
10 A Critique of Popular Political Economies of Cyberspace Knowledge 313
11 An Alternative Political Economy of Knowledge in Cyberspace 345
12 An Ethico-aesthetics and Politics for Changing Knowledge in Cyberspace 367
Notes 395
Glossary of Abbreviations 407
References Cited 409
Index 421
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