Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Western Devaluation of Knowledge

The Western Devaluation of Knowledge (Hardback)

£65.00
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

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
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

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.

More books by Charles B. Osburn

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

How to Murder Your Life
(Paperback)
Cat Marnell
 
 
£7.99
 
Go Ask Alice
(Paperback)
 
 
£7.99
 
Cannabis on Campus: Changing the...
(Paperback)
Jonathan Beazley; Stephanie Field
 
 
£32.99
 
Emerging Adults and Substance Use...
(Paperback)
Douglas C. Smith
 
 
£32.99
 
Latest Blog
A Tale of Two Currencies
23/02/2018

Dharshini David explains why the volatility of Bitcoin underscores how secure the dollar is in its pole position – and how the old greenback continues to dictate the world’s fortunes.

#FoylesFive: Polish Fiction
22/02/2018

Gary from our Fiction Department delights us with a few of his favourite Polish novels.

Get More!
22/02/2018

We've extended the range of available lines on our website to close to one million items across more than thirty product categories! OK, that actually sounds quite dull. But what it means is you've got more books to choose from, more subject areas, more titles available on our website than ever before — more more more! To celebrate, we're giving you 15% off everything* online when you use the code GETMORE at checkout anytime between Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd