This timely series brings together cutting-edge scholarship in the emergent field of studies on the flipside of knowledge. It addresses the blossoming interest – within an increasing number of disciplines – in the uses and deployment of strategic not knowing, the right to nonknowledge, of forgetting, of producing and keeping secrets.
From classical perspectives on the unknown to the most recent analyses in theology, brain research, decision making, economics, political science, ethnic discrimination and racism studies, feminist theory, post-colonial studies, and science and technology studies, this interdisciplinary series will serve as an indispensable resource for both students and scholars. The Routledge Research in Ignorance Studies series places the study of ignorance in historical and interdisciplinary context.
Matthias Gross is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany – [email protected]
Linsey McGoey is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex – [email protected]
Michael Smithson is a Professor in the Research School of Psychology at The Australian National University – [email protected]
Claudia Aradau, King’s College
Joanna Kempner, Rutgers
Charles Mills, CUNY Graduate Center
John Quiggin, University of Queensland
Ilya Somin, George Mason
Tom Slater, University of Edinburgh
Emily Briggs (Commissioning Editor) – [email protected]
Sociology of unintended consequences is commonly depicted as a framework for understanding the outcomes that run counter to the initial intentions of social actors because of factors such as ignorance, error and complexity. This conventional approach, however, is now undergoing change under the…
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Routledge Research in Ignorance Studies