"Futures of Knowing: The Organizational Ecology of Knowledge for Itself.""Futures of Knowing: The Organizational Ecology of Knowledge for Itself."http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/260152Gest Center 1012014-02-12T16:30:002014-02-12T18:00:00
February 12, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Gest Center 101
Distinguished Visitor Andrew Abbott, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology and the College, University of Chicago
Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.
Abbott's major research interests lie in the sociology of occupations, professions, and work, the sociology of culture and knowledge, and social theory. Abbott also has longstanding interests in methods, heuristics, and the philosophy and practice of sociology.
Abbott has just completed a theoretically-driven textbook for library and online research. His current book project is on the future of knowledge, drawing on his papers on library research, research practice, libraries and publishing, humanistic knowledge, and teaching. He continues to work on his longtime book project in general social theory, setting forth a processual ontology of the social world.
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