Revealing Tacit Knowledge

Embodiment and Explication

Edited by Frank Adloff, Katharina Gerund, and David Kaldewey

Transcript-Verlag

Revealing Tacit Knowledge

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Pub Date: December 2014

ISBN: 9783837625165

350 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Revealing Tacit Knowledge

Embodiment and Explication

Edited by Frank Adloff, Katharina Gerund, and David Kaldewey

Transcript-Verlag

How does tacit knowledge inscribe itself into cultural and social practices? As the established distinction between tacit and explicit or discursive forms of knowledge does not explain this question, the contributions in this volume reconstruct, describe, and analyze the manifold processes by which the tacit reveals itself: They focus, for example, on metaphors, myths, and visualizations as explications of the tacit as well as on processes of embodiment. Taken together, they demonstrate that the tacit does not constitute a single or unified knowledge complex, but has to be understood in its differentiated and fragmented forms.

About the Author

Frank Adloff is professor of sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Katharina Gerund (Dr. phil.) is coordinator of the interdisciplinary doctoral program »Presence and Tacit Knowledge« at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. David Kaldewey is postdoctoral researcher at the »Forum Internationale Wissenschaft«, University of Bonn, Germany.