Revealing Tacit Knowledge: Embodiment and Explication

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How does tacit knowledge inscribe itself into cultural and social practices? As the established distinction between tacit and explicit or discursive forms of knowledge does not explain this question, the contributions in this volume reconstruct, describe, and analyze the manifold processes by which the tacit reveals itself: They focus, for example, on metaphors, feelings, and visualizations as explications of the tacit as well as on processes of embodiment. Taken together, they demonstrate that the tacit does not constitute a single or unified knowledge complex, but has to be understood in its differentiated and fragmented forms. In addition to scholarly essays, the volume features interviews with Mark Johnson, Theodore Schatzki, and Loïc Wacquant.
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Frank Adloff (Prof. Dr.), born in 1969, teaches Theoretical and Cultural Sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Katharina Gerund teaches American Studies at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Her research focuses on transatlantic cultural exchange and cultural mobility, US-American popular culture as well as African American history, literature, and culture. David Kaldewey is junior professor for science studies and sociological theory at the »Forum Internationale Wissenschaft«, University of Bonn, Germany.
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Mar 31, 2015
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308
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9783839425169
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Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
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