Wikipedia Knows Nothing
by Chris Bateman
Publisher: ETC Press 2016
Number of pages: 108
In this provocative challenge to contemporary concepts of objectivity, four figures of knowledge -- the Wikipedia, scientific experiments, anonymous peer review, and school education -- are investigated in order to question the way we understand the world around us.
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