The series Knowledge Cultures
aims to bring together studies in the field of knowledge research, particularly those having an anthropological or ethnographic orientation. The series provides a platform for investigating knowledge as a socially constructed phenomenon that is constantly negotiated, materialized, stored, legitimized, re-organized, and distributed through media, implying processes of power and sensemaking. The recognition of the situatedness of knowledge and the historicity of knowledge operations and media serves as a framework for the new series' purposefully broad orientation, which is intended to have an impact on the critique of scientifically produced knowledge while also tying in with questions of science history and science and technology studies.The new series' explicit goal is to influence and promote, via academic discourse, a reflexive knowledge transfer between science, politics, and an increasingly polarised public.
The series is edited by Christiane Schwab