On Drawing Attention to Ignorance

  title={On Drawing Attention to Ignorance},
  author={S. Holly Stocking},
  journal={Science Communication},
  pages={165 - 178}
  • S. Stocking
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • Art
  • Science Communication
In the years since a symposium on science and ignorance at the 1993 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a small but growing number of scholars has begun to study scientific ignorance. This essay offers informal descriptions of three major projects on the social construction of ignorance and raises the possibility for the development of a sociology of scientific ignorance (SSI) to complement the existing sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK). As… 
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