Theories: Wikipedia and the Production of Knowledge
A brochure published by the Wikipedia Education Foundation and designed to aid college instructors interesting in engaging Wikipedia on a theoretical level:
Theories: Wikipedia and the production of knowledge is a new collection from the Wiki Education Foundation. In it, four instructors share how they’ve used Wikipedia’s model of knowledge production to probe deeper into politics of access and representation, questions of authorship, and the study of ideology. The instructors also share reading lists that can inform a better understanding of Wikipedia related to their lines of inquiry. (Salvaggio, “New Wiki Ed Brochure”)
My contributioon focuses on the constitutive power of Wikipedia through a rhetorical lens, examining the role of ideology and epistemology in Wikipedia’s deliberative democracy.