Knowledge and Action

by Peter Meusburger, Benno Werlen, Laura Suarsana

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Book Description

This volume explores interdependencies between knowledge, action, and space from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Some of the contributors discuss knowledge as a social construct based on collective action, while others look at knowledge as an individual capacity for action. The chapters contain theoretical frameworks as well as experimental outcomes. Readers will gain insight into key questions such as: How does knowledge function as a prerequisite for action? Why are knowledge gaps growing and not diminishing in a knowledge society? How much knowledge is necessary for action? How do various types of knowledge influence the steps from cognition to action? How do different representations of knowledge shape action? What impact have spatial conditions for the formation of knowledge? What is the relationship between social and geographical space? The contributors consider rationality in social and economic theories as well as in everyday life. Attention is also given to action theoretic approaches and rationality from the viewpoints of psychology, post-structuralism, and human geography, making this an attractive book for students, researchers and academics of various backgrounds.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Knowledge, Action, and Space: An Introduction
 
Chapter 2
Action, Knowledge, and Social Relations of Space
 
Chapter 3
Rationality and Discursive Articulation in Place-Making
 
Chapter 4
Thought-in-Action/Action-in-Thought
 
Chapter 5
Perverse Expertise and the Social Unconscious in the Making of Crisis
 
Chapter 6
How Much Knowledge Is Necessary for Action?
 
Chapter 7
Knowing and Not Knowing
 
Chapter 8
How Representations of Knowledge Shape Actions
 
Chapter 9
Reflection and Impulse as Determinants of Human Behavior
 
Chapter 10
Planning and the Control of Action
 
Chapter 11
Pragmatic Philosophy and the Social Function of Knowledge
 
Chapter 12
Semantic Knowledge, Domains of Meaning and Conceptual Spaces
 
Chapter 13
So What Do You Do? Experimenting with Space for Social Creativity
 
Chapter 14
The Decision to Move: Being Mobile and Being Rational in Comparative Anthropological Perspective
 
Chapter 15
Continuity and Change in Older Adults'Out-of-Home Mobility Over Ten Years: A Qualitative-Quantitative Approach
 

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2017
Pages
299
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319445878
ISBN10
3319445871
ISBN13 Digital
9783319445885
ISBN10 Digital
331944588X
PDF Size
6.5 MB
License
CC BY

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