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Social History of Knowledge

Social History of Knowledge( )
Author: Burke, Peter
ISBN:978-0-7456-6591-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
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In this book Peter Burke adopts a socio-cultural approach to examine the changes in the organization of knowledge in Europe from the invention of printing to the publication of the French Encyclop#65533;die.

The book opens with an assessment of different sociologies of knowledge from Mannheim to Foucault and beyond, and goes on to discuss intellectuals as a social group and the social institutions (especially universities and academies) which encouraged or discouraged...
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Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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