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Wikipedia and the emergence of dialogic expertise
Abstract Wikipedia's popularity as an online encyclWikipedia's popularity as an online encyclopedia calls attention to fundamental assumptions about the management and dissemination of information. Drawing on a Bakhtinian framework, this article posits a model of dialogic expertise. Specifically, it argues that, by facilitating an ongoing chain of interdependent and multivocal “utterances,” Wikipedia challenges traditional “monologic” expertise. Nonetheless, the site's purportedly democratic defiance of knowledge elites (of encyclopedic publishing, academe, etc.) is compromised by the establishment of a “technocratic” hierarchy. Implications extend to the scholarly debate surrounding dialogue and rhetoric and to our understanding of Wikipedia's success in the context of a cultural anxiety—Americans are at once dependent on an extensive system of experts and uneasy about the deferential distribution of power within that system. distribution of power within that system.
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Conclusion Seen through a Bakhtinian lens, anxiety isSeen through a Bakhtinian lens, anxiety is a reaction to a shift wherein what used to be self-evidently monologic, viz., encyclopedias, becomes dialogic. As I demonstrate in this article, Wikipedia warrants attention not because it might divert people to trivial things but because it forces scholars to reexamine fundamental assumptions and accepted symbolic orders. assumptions and accepted symbolic orders.
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Dates 20 +
Doi 10.1080/10417940903377169 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Band%2Bthe%2Bemergence%2Bof%2Bdialogic%2Bexpertise%22  +
Has author E. Johanna Hartelius +
Has domain Rhetoric + , Communications +
Has topic Epistemology +
Issue 5  +
Month November  +
Pages 505-526  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Southern Communication Journal +
Research design Discourse analysis  + , Historical analysis  +
Research questions In this article, I posit Wikipedia as a model of dialogic expertise. Drawing on a Bakhtinian framework, I argue that, by facilitating an ongoing chain of interdependent and multivocal “utterances,” the site challenges traditional “monologic” expertise.
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Theories Bakhtinian framework
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia and the emergence of dialogic expertise
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Url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10417940903377169  +
Volume 75  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 10 August 2012 16:03:01  +
Categories Epistemology  + , Rhetoric  + , Communications  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:51  +
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