Wikipedia and the Emergence of Dialogic Expertise

@article{Hartelius2010WikipediaAT,
  title={Wikipedia and the Emergence of Dialogic Expertise},
  author={E. Johanna Hartelius},
  journal={Southern Communication Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={505 - 526}
}
  • E. Hartelius
  • Published 9 November 2010
  • Art
  • Southern Communication Journal
Wikipedia's popularity as an online encyclopedia calls attention to fundamental assumptions about the management and dissemination of information. Drawing on a Bakhtinian framework, this article posits a model of dialogic expertise. Specifically, it argues that, by facilitating an ongoing chain of interdependent and multivocal “utterances,” Wikipedia challenges traditional “monologic” expertise. Nonetheless, the site's purportedly democratic defiance of knowledge elites (of encyclopedic… 

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