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Knowledge society
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All societies are also knowledge societies. As modern sociologists and ethnologists since Émile Durkheim and Claude Lévi-Strauss have argued, it is impossible to imagine sociality without language, rules, a worldview, assignment of characteristics, roles, and organization of facts, along with means of coordinating and maintaining them [19]; [10]. Knowle…

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Gierl, Martin, “Knowledge society”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030502>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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