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dc.contributor.authorKwok, H
dc.contributor.authorSingh, P
dc.contributor.authorHeimans, S
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-23T03:11:49Z
dc.date.available2021-08-23T03:11:49Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0159-6306
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01596306.2021.1965544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407151
dc.description.abstractThe emergence of ‘post-truth’ is often associated with the rise of conspiracy theories and the lack of trust in scientific knowledge. This article attempts to theorise the complex division of labour in this regime of ‘post-truth’, with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic/infodemic. First, we argue that the ‘post-truth’ condition mirrors what Foucault called the ‘will to truth’, and that this challenges the procedures and systems by which truth and knowledge are ordered. Second, through Basil Bernstein's extension of Foucault's work, we argue that the era of post-truth has two features regarding the condition of knowledge: (1) that conflicts in the field of knowledge recontextualisation, that is, the pedagogisation of knowledge, are becoming more intense and visible, and (2) that greater exposure to high-stakes, uncertain scientific knowledge, which grows at exponential rate, increases social anxieties and leads to biopoliticisation of neoliberal responsibilisation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDiscourse
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleThe regime of ‘post-truth’: COVID-19 and the politics of knowledge
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKwok, H; Singh, P; Heimans, S, The regime of ‘post-truth’: COVID-19 and the politics of knowledge, Discourse, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-08-23T01:48:25Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSingh, Parlo
gro.griffith.authorKwok, Henry


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