Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Parviainen, Jaana
Organisation Tammerfors universitet, från 2019
Projektets titel Struggling with Ignorance: Negative Expertise and the Erosion of the Finnish Information Society at the Turn of 2020
Beslutnr 326640
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.01.2019 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 474 972
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
The global economic recession since 2008, combined with the rise of social media and digitalisation, has greatly contributed to the development of ‘post-truth politics’ and resistance to institutional authority. The research project ‘Struggling with Ignorance’ provides a new understanding of how the digital economy, social media and voluntary peer support work challenge the status, competence and employability of highly educated professionals. Based on the social theory of manufactured ignorance and the theories of professional education, the project examines experts struggling with ignorance through three empirical case studies on social work, the ICT and sector health care. The project produces new knowledge about the significance of non-knowing and ignorance for professional work, stressing creativity, unlearning and toleration of uncertainty as the hidden potential of non-knowing. The purpose of the project is to establish ignorance studies as a new research field in Finland.