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The Culture and Power of Knowledge : Inquiries into Contemporary Societies :  Inquiries into Contemporary Societies - Nico Stehr

The Culture and Power of Knowledge : Inquiries into Contemporary Societies

Inquiries into Contemporary Societies

By: Nico Stehr (Editor), Richard V. Ericson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: October 1992
ISBN: 9783110131758
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The Culture and Power of Knowledge in Modern Societyp. 3
Knowledge Societiesp. 4
Theories of Modern Societyp. 7
Toward a Sociological Concept of Knowledgep. 9
Researchable Issuesp. 13
Theoretical Perspectives
A Critical View of Modernityp. 29
The Techno-structures of Societyp. 39
Technology as the Self-preservation of Societyp. 40
The Technical Object and the Techno-structurep. 42
Technical Socialization and Releasep. 44
Society and Generationp. 47
Some Observations on "Post-modern" Societyp. 51
The Idols of Technologyp. 61
Bacon's Idolsp. 62
A Modern Idolatryp. 63
Bacon's Wagerp. 65
The Century of Environmental Crisisp. 66
Appendix: Issues in the Perception of Environmental Risksp. 68
Knowledge, Experts and Expertise
Life-world and Expertise: Social Production of Dependencyp. 81
Existential Foundations of Expertisep. 83
Redeployment of Skillsp. 88
Self-reproduction of Expertisep. 91
Marketing the Expertisep. 96
The Tendencies and Limits of Expert-Designed Life Worldp. 100
Experts, Counsellors and Advisersp. 107
Knowledge and Expertisep. 108
The Knowledge Societyp. 111
Intellectuals and Expertsp. 123
Institutions and Expertisep. 133
Conditions for the Growth of Expertsp. 135
The Functions of Expertisep. 140
Knowledge as Product and Propertyp. 157
The Interchangeability of Knowledge and Powerp. 159
Embodying Knowledge as Professional Powerp. 162
From Knowledge Product to Intellectual Propertyp. 164
Conferring Validity and Value on Intellectual Propertyp. 166
Is the Market for Knowledge Saturated or Depressed?p. 174
Science and Technology as Social Risks
Modern Society as a Risk Societyp. 199
The Paradigm of the Risk-societyp. 199
Risks of Modernization - Five Thesesp. 201
First Thesis: Knowledge is Dependent on Modernization Risksp. 202
Second Thesis: Modernization Risks Exploding the Class-structurep. 204
Third Thesis: On the Market Form of Modernization Risksp. 207
Fourth Thesis: Consciousness Determines Being, Knowledge of Risks and Levels of Effect of Risksp. 208
Fifth Thesis: The Risk-society Engenders the Political Potential for a Dirigiste Politics of the State of Emergencyp. 213
Science as a Societal Risk Producerp. 215
The General Intersystemic Dynamics of Scientific Risk Productionp. 217
Some Institutional Determinants of the Societal Risk Potential of Research Behaviorp. 222
Social Conflicts about the Definition of Risks: The Role of Sciencep. 235
Traditional Risksp. 236
Industrial Risksp. 237
New Technological Risksp. 238
New Risks and Societal Conflictsp. 240
Science and Public Conflicts About Risksp. 242
Some Typical Strategies of Risk Definitionp. 244
The Economic Structure of Knowledge Societies
The Changed World Economyp. 257
Global Change and Economic Policyp. 279
The World of 1950p. 279
The Shift to the New Orderp. 284
The World of 1990p. 286
Economic Policy in Transitionp. 293
Learning and the Economyp. 301
The Economists' View of Human Capitalp. 302
Knowledge, Competence and General Skillsp. 305
The Learning Process and the Learning Cyclep. 307
Learning and Innovationp. 309
Learning and Economicsp. 310
Learning and the Economyp. 312
Empirical Analysis of Knowledge Production and its Social Consequences
Scientific Evidence and the Regulation of Technical Risks: Twenty Years of Demythologizing the Expertsp. 323
Professional Analysis vs. Political Bargainingp. 324
"We Do Not Know Enough!"p. 325
"You Never Know Enough"p. 329
The Professional Appropriation of Risk Controversiesp. 332
The Limits and Relevance of Professional Mandate in the Regulation of Riskp. 334
Expertise as a Network: A Case Study of the Controversies over the Environmental Release of Genetically Engineered Organismsp. 341
Analyzing "Expertise"p. 342
The Debate over Genetically Engineered Microorganisms (GEMS)p. 346
Expert Advice and Pragmatic Rationalityp. 363
The Ozone Layer Debatep. 365
Standards for Dioxin in the Netherlandsp. 370
On the Authorsp. 381
Name Indexp. 385
Subject Indexp. 393
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ISBN: 9783110131758
ISBN-10: 3110131757
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: October 1992
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.76

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