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Knowledge, communication and creativity [electronic resource] / edited by Arnaud Sales and Marcel Fournier. - London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2007. - 1 online resource (xii, 192 p.) : ill. - Sage studies in international sociology ; 56 . - Sage studies in international sociology ; 56. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Knowledge, communication, reflexive creativity and social change / Arnaud Sales, Marcel Fournier, Yan Senechal -- Knowledge and social change in contemporary societies: Modern societies as knowledge societies / Nico Stehr. Knowledge and societal change : institutional coordination and the evolution of organizational populations / Jerald Hage -- New information technologies and communication, communities and public sphere: Mobilities, networks and communities / John Urry. Informational technology and the international public sphere / Craig Calhoun. Creativity in an Orwellian key : a sceptic's guide to the post-sociological imaginary / Steve Fuller -- Creativity and communication in the production of knowledge: Between science and rhetoric : a recurrent debate on the role of communication and creativity in the definition of knowledge / Philippe Breton. High cognitive complexity and the making of major scientific discoveries / J. Rogers Hollingsworth. The creativity of intellectual networks and the struggle over attention space / Randall Collins. Evaluating creative minds : the assessment of originality in peer review / Michele Lamont ... [et al.].

The book is a theoretically rich and sophisticated contribution to the development of knowledge society studies and to the analysis of the many puzzles of intellectual innovation. It will surely become a sourcebook for anyone interested in creativity and knowledge production' - Karin Knorr Cetina, University of Chicago and University of Konstanz. 'Gathers together some of the most interesting social-scientific thinking currently underway in Europe and North America? presents sociology in its most engaging and contemporary form' - Canadian Journal of Sociology. Knowledge, communication and crea.

9781848607590 (electronic bk.) 1848607598 (electronic bk.)


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POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Popular Culture.
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