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Places and/or Non-places of Everyday Life
Places and/or Non-places of Everyday Life

Author(s): Silviu G. Totelecan
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: Editorial

Summary/Abstract: Sometimes attribute of fascination, sometimes part of rejection, the centuries old relationship between philosopher and expert is aggressively fading away. Locked within their own systems of practices, it seems that these mediators between society and a body of knowledge (“the first insofar as he introduces his specialty into the wider and more complex arena of socio-political decisions, the second insofar as he re-establishes the relevance of general questions to a particular technique”, de Certeau 1984: 6-7) are less and less able and available (or eager) to expand communicational bridges outside their own field of specialization, and to develop connections inside it. We are witnessing a double withdrawal from collaborative action, of the formerly specialist of the universal and of the future-to-be social authority of a technocratic society. Consequently, instead of a better comprehension we gain lack of understandings and misunderstandings

  • Issue Year: V/2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 7-14
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English