Andrew Abbott: The Future of Expert Knowledge
Englischer Vortrag am 16.6.16 im Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung
The conjuncture of a number of historical forces, operating at several different time scales, conspires to create a crisis in expert knowledge and in “knowing” more broadly. These forces include unidirectional phenomena like the social democratization of education, the development of automated forms of knowing, the imposition of neoliberal management on the world of expertise, and the drift away from discursive towards imagistic embodiments of knowledge. But it also involves cyclical phenomena like the maturation of the twentieth century knowledge paradigm and the demographic transition in expert populations. In this talk Professor Abbott enumerates and relates these various historical rhythms and speculates on the possible futures of expertise.
Professor Andrew Abbott, Soziologe, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor an der University of Chicago
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl, Soziologe; Direktor des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung
Ort: Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg