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Title:Intellectual Freedom and the Agnostic-Postmodernist View of Reading Effects
Author(s):Knox, Emily
Subject(s):intellectual freedom
postmodernism
reading effects
Abstract:One of the more confusing aspects of contemporary librarianship is its support for collecting “all sides” in its institutions while, at the same time, arguing for the positive nature of reading for all. This article focuses two positions toward knowledge effects. One, the postmodernist view, is agnostic toward the effects of gaining new knowledge while the other, the traditional–modernist view, holds that the effects of new knowledge can be known and are inevitable. It is the postmodernist position that undergirds contemporary librarianship’s support for intellectual freedom.
Issue Date:2014
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library trends 63 (1) Summer 2014: 11-26.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/55356
ISSN:0024-2594
DOI:10.1353/lib.2014.0021
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2014) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-17
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