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Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge [electronic resource] / Sabine Maasen and Peter Weingart.

By: Maasen, Sabine, 1960-.
Contributor(s): Weingart, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge studies in social and political thought: 26.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000Description: 1 online resource (vi, 185 p.) : ill.ISBN: 020325466X (electronic bk.); 9780203254660 (electronic bk.); 9780203459980 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0203459989 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780415208024; 0415208025.Subject(s): Semantics (Philosophy) | Metaphor | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge.DDC classification: 306.4/2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge: preliminary thoughts; Analysing knowledge dynamics, in general, and the role of metaphors, in particular; Metaphors as targets and tools in the analysis of knowledge dynamics; 'Struggle for existence': selection, retention and extinction of a metaphor; Of paradigms, shifts, and changes; the Kuhnian metaphor; The order of meaning: the career of chaos as a metaphor; Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge; Notes; References; Author index; Subject index.
Summary: This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-176) and indexes.

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Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge: preliminary thoughts; Analysing knowledge dynamics, in general, and the role of metaphors, in particular; Metaphors as targets and tools in the analysis of knowledge dynamics; 'Struggle for existence': selection, retention and extinction of a metaphor; Of paradigms, shifts, and changes; the Kuhnian metaphor; The order of meaning: the career of chaos as a metaphor; Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge; Notes; References; Author index; Subject index.

This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts.

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