The Resource Science wars, Andrew Ross, editor

Science wars, Andrew Ross, editor

Label
Science wars
Title
Science wars
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ross, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the wake of the highly fractious Culture Wars, conservatives in science have launched a backlash against feminist, multiculturalist, and social critics in science studies. Paul Gross and Norman Levitt's book Higher Superstition, presented as a wake-up call to scientists unaware of the dangers posed by the "science-bashers," set the shrill tone of this reaction and led to the appearance of a growing number of scare stories about an "antiscience" movement in the op-ed sections of newspapers across the country. Unwilling to be political scapegoats for the decline in the public funding of science and the erosion of the public authority of scientists, many of these critics - natural scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and scholars in cultural studies and literary studies - have taken the opportunity to respond to the backlash in Science Wars."
  • "At a time when scientific knowledge is systematically whisked out of the domain of education and converted into private capital, the essays in this volume are sharply critical of the conservative defense of a value-free science. They suggest that in a world steeped in nuclear, biogenic, and chemical overdevelopment, those who are skeptical of technology are more than entitled to ask for evidence of rationality in those versions of scientific progress that respond only to the managerial needs of state, corporate, and military elites. Whether uncovering the gender-laden assumptions built into the Western scientific method, redefining the scientific claim to objectivity, showing the relationship between science's empirical worldview and that of mercantile capitalism, or showing how the powerful language of science exercises its daily cultural authority in our society, the essays in Science Wars announce their own powerful message. Analyzing the antidemocratic tendencies within science and its institutions, they insist on a more accountable relationship between scientists and the communities and environments affected by their research."--Jacket
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.55
LC item number
.S294 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ross, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science and state
  • Science and state
  • Science
  • Wetenschap
  • Maatschappij
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Sciences
  • Forschungsförderung
  • Wissenschaftspolitik
  • Meinungsverschiedenheit
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Wissenschaft
  • Wissenschaftssoziologie
Label
Science wars, Andrew Ross, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science is "good to think with" / Sandra Harding -- Does science put an end to history, or history to science? / Steve Fuller -- Meeting polemics with irenics in the science wars / Emily Martin -- My enemy's enemy is - only perhaps - my friend / Hilary Rose -- The gloves come off: shattered alliances in science and technology studies / Langdon Winner -- The science wars: responses to a marriage failed / Dorothy Nelkin -- Ten propositions on science and antiscience / Richard Levins -- What is science studies for and who cares? / George Levine -- Unity, dyads, triads, quads, and complexity: cultural choreographies of science / Sharon Traweek -- Making transparencies: seeing through the science wars / Sarah Franklin -- Gender and genitals: constructs of sex and gender / Ruth Hubbard -- Dispatches from the science wars / Joel Kovel -- The politics of the science wars / Stanley Aronowitz -- Sciens skirmishes and science-policy research / Les Levidow -- A few good species / Andrew Ross -- Transgressing the boundaries: toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity / Alan D. Sokal
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780822318811
Lccn
96022506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34789517
  • (OCoLC)ocm34789517
Label
Science wars, Andrew Ross, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science is "good to think with" / Sandra Harding -- Does science put an end to history, or history to science? / Steve Fuller -- Meeting polemics with irenics in the science wars / Emily Martin -- My enemy's enemy is - only perhaps - my friend / Hilary Rose -- The gloves come off: shattered alliances in science and technology studies / Langdon Winner -- The science wars: responses to a marriage failed / Dorothy Nelkin -- Ten propositions on science and antiscience / Richard Levins -- What is science studies for and who cares? / George Levine -- Unity, dyads, triads, quads, and complexity: cultural choreographies of science / Sharon Traweek -- Making transparencies: seeing through the science wars / Sarah Franklin -- Gender and genitals: constructs of sex and gender / Ruth Hubbard -- Dispatches from the science wars / Joel Kovel -- The politics of the science wars / Stanley Aronowitz -- Sciens skirmishes and science-policy research / Les Levidow -- A few good species / Andrew Ross -- Transgressing the boundaries: toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity / Alan D. Sokal
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780822318811
Lccn
96022506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34789517
  • (OCoLC)ocm34789517

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