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Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
..., agenda-mongering egos would sug• gest. One need only compare the sense of history that runs through the most unassuming textbook in any natural science, with the sense that informs any meticulously documented professional history of the same science. Though neither is polemical by intent, set side...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
...Sdanca Skinnishas and Sdanca- PaIicy RasearcJa Les Levidow HE Science Wars of the United States have rather marginal Tcounterparts on the other side of the Atlantic; at most, we have some "science skirmishes:' However, the implied comparison to the United States may be...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391487-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9148-7
... 1 nAnoteChnology in the Age of PosthumAn engineering: Science as Science Fiction Now nanotechnology had made nearly anything pos- sible, and so the cultural role in...
Published: 04 March 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382720-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8272-0
...Microdynamics of Incommensurability: Philosophy of Science Meets Science Studies Barbara Herrnstein Smith number of themes and issues encountered elsewhere in this volume recur in the following examination of what could be A called the dynamics of nonconvergence. The...
Published: 04 June 2008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8118-1
... 1. modernity’s misleading dream Latour few northern science studies have focused critical attention on the modernity of modern sciences. Innovative as these studies have been in undermining central foundations of still prevailing exception- alist and triumphalist philosophies of...
Published: 25 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386889-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8688-9
... POLITICAL SCIENCE/POLITICAL THEORY Defining ‘‘Theory’’ in Postwar Political Science emily hauptmann The outside constructs the inside and then hides this work of fabrication in an entity that appears to give birth to itself. Thus to inquire ‘‘What is...
Published: 29 May 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384816-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8481-6
... science literacies: the mandate and complicity of popular science on the radio Donald Ulin Scientific literacy means the capacity to reason in quantitative terms. It means familiarity with a basic scientific...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399117-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9911-7
...~ The Fate of "Mr. Science" in China: The Concept of Science and Its Application in Modern Chinese Thought ~K~ Wang Hui The wide-ranging application of the concept of science in twentieth• century China is far more complex than it seems. Chinese thinkers have not been...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396338-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9633-8
...PART II DISCIPLINING DEMONS CHAPTER 3 Modern Science and the Folk The training of the mind under civilization has been directed toward the conquest of fear in general, and - excepting that ethical quality of the feeling which belongs to religion - of...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396338-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9633-8
...CHAPTER 4 Modern "Science" of the Folk When I finished reading this book [The Tales of Tono] I had a kind of marvelous feeling. Indeed, just as I had said before, although I had begun reading in the spirit of listening to fairy tales, when I was through reading it the...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383222-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8322-2
... CHAPTER 13 ‘‘We’re Going to Tell These People Who They Really Are Science and Relatedness Jonathan Marks 6489 Franklin / RELATIVE VALUES / sheet 365 of 530 The title of this essay...
Published: 29 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384656-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8465-6
...2. Simians, Savages, Skulls, and Sex Science and Colonial Militarism in Nineteenth-Century South Africa Zine Magubane In a provocative turn of phrase, Frederick Cooper and Ann Stoler (1997: 5) have christened the colonies ‘‘laboratories of modernity The image of a laboratory is...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384694-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8469-4
... ∂ Conventional Practice: New Science, Old Art, and Persistent Heterogeneity ometime in 1896, Dr. Francisco Fonseca called at the house of Dr. SCarlos Durán and asked if his colleague would accompany him to the outlying town of...
Published: 05 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383451-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8345-1
... chapter 5 sexual science: the representation of behavior On the face of it at least, our civilization possesses no ars erotica. In return, it is undoubtedly the only civilization to practice a scientia sexualis; or rather, the only...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
...Sdanca Is Hliaad la Think WiIhH Sandra Harding ThinJdng SciencB, Thinking Society T is ironic that the major criticism of the new social studies of sci• I ence and technology from the antidemocratic right in fact provides yet more evidence for the value of those science...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
... polemic, but seldom have cause to remember that polemic has an opposite.1 Webster's defines that opposite, irenic, as "fitted or de• signed to promote peace; pacific, conciliatory, peaceful." Recent skir• mishes in the Science Wars have seemed to me so polemically bitter on all sides that rather...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
...Tha lilavas CalRB Off: ShaUand Alliancas in Sdanca and Tadana1agy Sludias Langdon Winner HE acrimonious disputes surrounding social studies of science 1:today reflect long-standing disagreements about the character and purpose of inquiry in this field. The publication...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
... The Science Wars: Responses 10 a Marriage Failed Dorothy Nelkin HE Science Wars, the defensive attacks against "the flight from Tscience and reason;' are directed against recent studies that treat science as an activity influenced by social and political forces...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
...What Is Scianca Sbadias lar and Wha Caras? George Levine EARE, self-evidently, at a moment of aggressive public attack W(some call it debate) on science studies. Just as the wars against political correctness managed to deflect attention from the...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397977-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9797-7
... against the older notions about scientific research.}2 Nonetheless, Kuhn's work did not, in fact, disrupt the familiar litanies about sci• ence. Until the late 1970s, most historical, sociological, and philo• sophical investigations about science, technology, and medicine con• tinued to assume and...