Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Neuerscheinung: Regimes of Ignorance. Herausgegeben von Roy Dilley und Thomas G. Kirsch

11. November 2015


Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge
New York/Oxford: Berghahn 2015

Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the space of ignorance in the progressive march of science; rather, knowledge and ignorance are mutually shaped in social and political domains of partial, shifting, and temporal relationships.

This volume’s ethnographic analyses provide a theoretical frame through which to consider the production and reproduction of ignorance, non-knowledge, and secrecy, as well as the wider implications these ideas have for anthropology and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. (Verlag)

Prof. Dr. Roy Dilley lehrt Social Anthropology an der University of St. Andrews (GB). Zwischen Oktober 2011 und September 2012 war er Fellow des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kollegs Konstanz.

Prof. Dr. Thomas G. Kirsch lehrt Ethnologie/Kulturanthropologie an der Universität Konstanz. Er ist maßgeblich beteiligter Wissenschaftler des Exzellenzclusters „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“.

Das Buch entstand im Rahmen des Kolleg-Schwerpunktes „Nichtwissen“ 2011/2012.