Gossip, Epistemology, And Power: Knowledge Underground by Karen AdkinsGossip, Epistemology, And Power: Knowledge Underground by Karen Adkins

Gossip, Epistemology, And Power: Knowledge Underground

byKaren Adkins

Hardcover | March 1, 2017

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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. 

Karen Adkins is a Professor of Philosophy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  She has published articles inSocial Epistemology,Synergies, Expositions, andPhilosophy in the Contemporary World.   
Title:Gossip, Epistemology, And Power: Knowledge UndergroundFormat:HardcoverDimensions:295 pagesPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319478397

ISBN - 13:9783319478395

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