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Knowledge, organization of
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1. Object of cultural studies

Parallel to the mechanization of society and its electrical, electronic, and finally digital tools of communication, and in light of 20th-century “big science” and the division of labor increasingly evident in the production of knowledge, the question of the organization of knowledge has emerged as a central theme of cultural studies. In the 1920s, Karl …

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Gierl, Martin, “Knowledge, organization of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030511>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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