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By Günter Abel (auth.), Peter Meusburger, Michael Welker, Edgar Wunder (eds.)

"Clashes of data" is the 1st quantity of a sequence known as "Knowledge and area" facing spatial disparities of data and the influence of the spatial context at the creation and alertness of information. The contributions during this publication discover the conflicts among a variety of varieties of wisdom, specifically among orthodox and heterodox wisdom structures, which diversity from spiritual fundamentalism to heresies in the medical group itself. Does the conventional contrast among "belief" and "knowledge" nonetheless make experience? How is the adaptation among wisdom and trust understood in numerous cultural contexts? How have the religious-based wisdom structures been displaced of their hegemonic position by way of "scientific" wisdom? during which methods do the brokers of hegemonic, orthodox wisdom engage with the representatives of deviating, heterodox wisdom? those and lots of different questions are addressed by means of students of geography, background of technological know-how, philosophy, psychology, spiritual reviews, sociology, theology, and so forth. a few articles describe how scientists try to systematically exclude fantastic wisdom claims from their disciplines and the way the bounds of technology are topic to ancient swap and to spatial and cultural contexts.

Knowledge platforms may also conflict on the point of the person. Why do humans frequently forget about info that contradicts their own "knowledge"? less than what stipulations are humans ready to renounce company ideals and combine new details that contradicts their earlier wisdom? This publication hence addresses many fields within the academy but additionally realized people who have an interest within the frequently perplexing spatial and cultural disparities of data and clashes of knowledge.

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In science studies, in the geographies of knowledge, science, and education, and, recently, in economics, scholars argue that new knowledge is created in particular places and contexts, often through interaction with other places and through relations within space. They do not regard spatial disparities of knowledge as shortterm transitional phenomena. On the contrary, spatial disparities of knowledge are understood as a fundamental structural phenomenon of any society with a highly developed division of labor.

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