The IOA-research group Work, Expertize, Technology and Organization (WETO) and the journal ephemera invite to a seminar on:
The deadline for registration is April 24, 2023
IOA contact person: Associate Professor Morten Knudsen (email@example.com)
In recent years, ignorance has received growing attention in sociology, organisation studies and cultural studies. Studies have investigated how ignorance is not just a lack of knowledge but may be a carefully manufactured and productive asset that helps individuals and organisations to command resources, deny liability and continue with operations that have harmful effects. A special issue on ‘Organized Ignorance’ of the journal ephemera contributes to the study of ignorance by exploring the work and practices involved in producing and maintaining ignorance. The articles of the special issue investigate the constitution, the dynamics, and the functions of diverse forms of ignorance with a special focus on the different kinds of work it takes to produce and sustain it. The seminar will present three articles from the special issue. Furthermore, Matthias Gross will reflect on the main insights and possible future directions of ignorance studies. The special issue will be published in April.
14.00-14.05: Welcome by the editors of the special issue of ephemera on ‘Organized Ignorance’
14.05-14.20: Ursula Plesner and Lise Justesen: Digitalize and deny: Pluralistic collective ignorance in an algorithmic profiling project.
14.20-14.35: Kate Kenny: Constructing unknowers, destroying whistleblowers.
14.35-14.50: Betina Riis Asplin: Unintended ignorance: The narrative of ‘the missing patient voice’
15.00-15.20: Matthias Gross: Reflections on ignorance studies
Registration for the seminar is necessary, and you can sign up here.
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