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Lutz, John S., and Barbara Neis. "Introduction." In Making and Moving Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and Community-based Research in a World on the Edge, edited by John S. Lutz and Barbara Neis, 3-19. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008.


In the Introduction to this thirteen-essay anthology, Lutz and Neis focus on “how we turn information (from research) into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom,” particularly in terms of how and which knowledge is communicated to the Canadian public from the elites in power to benefit the public and the environment. The editors explore four themes of the anthology regarding “knowledge movement”: power relations, uncertainty, scale, and inter or trans-disciplinarity in cross-cultural interaction. Fundamentally, this work explores an essential concept: “Knowledge and wisdom do not accumulate and grow of their own accord. They need to be fostered and archived through the creation, maintenance, and continual recreation of institutional frameworks, pathways, and social conventions.”

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