The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies / Edition 1

The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies / Edition 1

by Michael Gibbons, Camille Limoges, Helga Nowotny, Simon Schwartzman
     
 

In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions,

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In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies.

Identifying features of the new mode of knowledge production - reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, heterogeneity - the authors show how these features connect with the changing role of knowledge in social relations. While the knowledge produced by research and development in science and technology is accorded central concern, the

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803977945
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/09/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Evolution of Knowledge Production
The Marketability and Commercialisation of Knowledge
Massification of Research and Education
The Case of the Humanities
Competitiveness, Collaboration and Globalisation
Reconfiguring Institutions
Towards Managing Socially Distributed Knowledge

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