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Gossip, Epistemology, and Power

Knowledge Underground

Authors: Adkins, Karen

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  • Examines how gossip, a constant human activity, contributes toward knowledge
    Offers new insights on popular and well known academic case studies
    Provides a vigorously interdisciplinary approach to the topic of gossip, making the book suitable for a wide audience 

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This book explains how gossip contributes to knowledge. Karen Adkins marshals scholarship and case studies spanning centuries and disciplines to show that although gossip is a constant activity in human history, it has rarely been studied as a source of knowledge. People gossip for many reasons, but most often out of desire to make sense of the world while lacking access to better options for obtaining knowledge. This volume explores how, when our access to knowledge is blocked, gossip becomes a viable path to knowledge attainment, one that involves the asking of questions, the exchange of ideas, and the challenging of preconceived notions. 

About the authors

Karen Adkins is a Professor of Philosophy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  She has published articles in Social Epistemology, Synergies, Expositions, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World.   

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47840-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83837-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gossip, Epistemology, and Power
Book Subtitle
Knowledge Underground
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47840-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47840-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47839-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83837-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 295
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