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42 | 2014
Anthropologie des savoirs

Anthropology of Knowledge, Information Science and Communication Studies
Edited by Yolande Maury, Susan Kovacs and Régina Marteleto

Among the many research objects in Information Science and Communication Studies which borrow analytical models from the discipline of Anthropology, the question of knowledge has emerged as a significant area of study over the past ten years.

Anthropological inquiry leads us to a pragmatics of knowledge, that is to say, a consideration of how knowledge is constructed, as the product of practical competencies [savoir-faire] and of intellectual operations. Such an approach seeks to understand knowledge as it is historically situated, as it is embodied within contexts, spaces, institutions, and materialized through physical inscriptions which are communicated to others. How does knowledge circulate, how is it conveyed and shared, especially in the context of digital technology and digital communication, which create new relationships to time and space?

This issue of Etudes de communication seeks to investigate the ways in which current research in Information Science and Communication Studies considers this dynamic aspect of knowledge, as it is situated at the juncture between the individual and the social, the structured and the informal.

Editor's notes

Comité de lecture du numéro 42 (dossier) :Smiljana Antonijevic (Roskilde University - Danemark et Penn State University - USA), Annette Béguin-Verbrugge (GERiiCO - Université Lille 3), Igor Babou (LCF - Université de la Réunion), Brigitte Chapelain (LCP - Université Paris 13), Giulia Crippa (Université de São Paulo - Brésil), Pierre Delcambre (GERiiCO - Université Lille 3), Isabelle Fabre (EFTS - Université de Toulouse 3), Patrick Fraysse (LERASS - Université Toulouse 3), Michèle Gellereau (GERiiCO - Université Lille 3), Joelle Le Marec (CERILAC - Université Paris 7), Lia Raquel Moreira Oliveira (Universidade do Minho - Portugal), Paul Rasse (I3M - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis), Florence Rio (GERiiCO - Université Lille 3), Odile Riondet (CIMEOS - Université de Bourgogne), Gustavo Saldanha (Unirio - IBICT - Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro/UFRJ - Brésil).

Comité de lecture du numéro 42 (varias) :Michèle Gellereau (Université Lille 3), Joelle Le Marec (Université Paris 7), François Cooren (Université de Montréal), Fabienne Martin-Juchat (Université Grenoble 3), Sébastien Rouquette (Université de Clermont-Ferrand), Eric Dacheux (Université de Clermont-Ferrand).