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The Western Devaluation of Knowledge

The Western Devaluation of Knowledge (Hardback)

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The Western Devaluation of Knowledge is an exploration of the causes and effects of Western cultural changes that have evolved during the past half millennium of industrialization to diminish the value of knowledge as process. Western culture has developed a conceptualization and valuation of knowledge that reverses the traditional knowledge continuum that connects data (information) to understanding. As a result, we displace the subjective and human features of knowledge with automated systems that conforms with information and devalues the knowledge process.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsHIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPolitical correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labourReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksAutomation of library & information processesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesInformation theoryCybernetics & systems theoryReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCirculation services & interlibrary loansReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCommunity & outreach servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesReference servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesStorage, maintenance & preservation of collectionsReference & ResearchMuseums & museologyData analysis: generalReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalCoding theory & cryptologyReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalDecision theory: general Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 05/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9781442228795  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Charles Osburn is Dean and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama Libraries. From 1980-2001, Osburn was dean of the libraries at the University of Alabama and the University of Cincinnati, prior to which appointments he was an assistant director in the libraries of Northwestern University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He began his library career as Humanities Bibliographer at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Osburn has served on the boards of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, SOLINET, and several publishing enterprises, as well as on the Research Libraries Advisory Committee of OCLC.

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