Announcement of the Publication: "Manufacturing Refused Knowledge in the Age of Epistemic Pluralism"
We are delighted to announce the release of the book, "Manufacturing
Refused Knowledge in the Age of Epistemic Pluralism," edited by
Federico Neresini, Maria Carmela Agodi, Stefano Crabu, and Simone Tosoni.
The book explores contemporary practices that challenge science, arguing
that this matter cannot be simply disregarded as a new manifestation of
“anti-scientism”. It scrutinizes the processes through which knowledge
claims, refused by established institutions and the scientific
community, seek legitimacy. Assuming an agnostic analytical stance, it
explores the actors involved in such processes and their social worlds,
their interactions with epistemic institutions, and the ways in which
they enact such refused knowledge in their daily lives. Drawing on a
three-year mixed-method research project, this collection demonstrates
how refused knowledge can be seen as a distinct mode of knowing,
mobilized in response to the uncertainties of everyday life.
We encourage you to explore the book and share this announcement with
your colleagues and networks.
We hope that this book will inspire further reflection and discussion
within our community.