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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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Let the new knowledge come

the atlas of knowledges

Despite the formidable, and by now classical, study of Jean-François Lyotard, published in 1979 in French, on the condition of knowledge in the most highly developed societies, the theme has as yet by no means been exhausted. His focus was not simply on knowledge but also on many specific knowledge-related matters such as technique, technology, technocracy, information, narrative, control of knowledge and information and societal settings, to name a number of core themes. However, the relevance of this study is not limited to the most highly developed societies – with implications for developing or underdeveloped societies – but also has universal implications in the era of globalisation. Knowledge ...

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