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Common Knowledge?An Ethnography of Wikipedia$
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Dariusz Jemielniak

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789448

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.001.0001

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The Knowledge RevoluTion aT The gaTes

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8 The Knowledge RevoluTion aT The gaTes
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Common Knowledge?
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Dariusz Jemielniak

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.003.0009

The final chapter summarizes the whole book and then discusses why academic circles distrust and dislike Wikipedia. It explains the distrust and dislike as a side effect of a new power-knowledge distribution that challenges the traditional way of producing and delivering expertise. The chapter also discusses open-collaboration communities as the avant-garde of a movement liberating society from a neoliberal regime, a movement that could be prelude to a new eve of totalitarian and ideological control.

Keywords:   knowledge production, scholars and Wikipedia, wikinomics, altruism online, ideological control online

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