Routledge Research in Ignorance Studies

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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.

Series editors:

Matthias Gross is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany –

Linsey McGoey is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex –

Michael Smithson is a Professor in the Research School of Psychology at The Australian National University –

Editorial board:

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

Routledge contact:

Emily Briggs (Commissioning Editor) –