New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies


SKU: 9780803977945
Author: Gibbons, Michael Limoges, Camille Nowotny, Helga Schwartzman, Simon Scott, Peter Trow, Martin
Publication Date: 09/09/1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge – scientific, social and cultural – is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies.

Identifying features of the new mode of knowledge production – reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, heterogeneity – the authors show how these features connect with the changing role of knowledge in social relations. While the knowledge produced by research and development in science and technology is accorded central concern, the