Finnegan, Ruth

Participating in the Knowledge Society

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Looking Beyond the Walls

1. Introduction: Looking Beyond the Walls
Ruth Finnegan

Part I. Looking Back

2. To the Heavens in Rural Lancashire: Jeremiah Horrocks and His Circle, and the Foundation of British Astronomical Research
Allan Chapman

3. Collectors Harnessed: Research on the British Flora by Nineteenth-Century Amateur Botanists
David E. Allen

4. Scientific Inquiry and the Missionary Enterprise
David N. Livingstone

5. Listening and Learning? Audiences and Their Roles in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Sophie Forgan

6. Locating Industrial Research: Universities, Firms and the State, 1916–39
Keith Vernon

Part II. Outside and Across the Walls

7. A Brief History of Field Archaeology in the UK: The Academy, the Profession and the Amateur
Alexander J. Hunt

8. Inside-Out or Outside-In? The Case of Family and Local History
Michael Drake

9. Community Historians and Their Work Around the Millennium
John H. McKay

10. Researching Ourselves? The Mass-Observation Project
Dorothy Sheridan

11. Science With a Team of Thousands: The British Trust for Ornithology
Jeremy J. D. Greenwood

12. Think Tanks and Intellectual Authority Outside the University: Information Technocracy or Republic of Letters?
Dolan Cummings

Part III. Openings and Challenges through the Web?

13. Everyday Domestic Research in the Knowledge Society: How Ordinary People Use Information and Communication Technologies to Participate
Ben Anderson

14. Building Knowledge through Debate: OpenDemocracy on the Internet
Caspar Melville

15. Blogging: Personal Participation in Public Knowledge-Building on the Web
Mark Brady

16. Using the Internet as a Research Tool: Between Information and Communication
William Davies

Part IV. Reflections: Are There Lessons for the Present?

17. Research, Universities and the Knowledge Society
Frank Webster

18. Re-opening Research: New Amateurs or New Professionals?
Ronald Barnett

Keywords: Social Sciences, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Education, Sociology, general, Science, general, Social Theory, Higher Education

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