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Adkins

Gossip, Epistemology, and Power

Knowledge Underground
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017 2018. Buch. xi, 295 S.: Bibliographien. Softcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-3-319-83837-3
Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm
Gewicht: 405 g
In englischer Sprache
This book explains how gossip contributes to knowledge. Karen Adkins marshals scholarship and case studies spanning centuries and disciplines to show that although gossip is a constant activity in human history, it has rarely been studied as a source of knowledge. People gossip for many reasons, but most often out of desire to make sense of the world while lacking access to better options for obtaining knowledge. This volume explores how, when our access to knowledge is blocked, gossip becomes a viable path to knowledge attainment, one that involves the asking of questions, the exchange of ideas, and the challenging of preconceived notions.
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Examines how gossip, a constant human activity, contributes toward knowledgeOffers new insights on popular and well known academic case studiesProvides a vigorously interdisciplinary approach to the topic of gossip, making the book suitable for a wide audience