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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 477–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
... ago, my colleague Peter McLaughlin and I, probably like most historians of biology once in their life, were musing about the work of Gregor Mendel and its place in the historical fate of genetics. We produced a poster for the International Congress for the History of Science then to take place...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 405–413.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Lorraine Daston Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) is the bestselling and most-cited book ever published in the history and philosophy of science. Yet very few scholars in those fields would now endorse the book’s main claims, and many are critical of its central premise...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... that others like Ricoeur or Michel de Certeau tried so hard to settle at a time when the social sciences nurtured an inferiority complex visvis quan- titative and positivist models so popular in the natural sciences.48 The “histori- cal” qualifier attached to this “sociology” has very little to do...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and social sciences has obscured the value of thin description as a method. Focusing on the work of Erving Goffman as well as large-scale collaborative projects such as the Natural History of an Interview, Love suggests that microanalyses of observed behavior provide a model for reading across disciplines...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Beatrice Jauregui This article theorizes ongoing US-led global warfare as a “positive science” based in communal, familial, and humanistic values manifest in outreach practices conducted by the US Army. Analyzing the history of recruitment and recently developed resilience training and civil...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
... sparked a new epistemology of political knowledge, one that is now common in data science, in which designers and users prioritize correlation over causality and the instrumental management of problems over scholarly understanding or explanation. Far from a historical curiosity, this history is a warning...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 79–100.
Published: 01 January 2014
...B. R. Cohen 2014 B. R. Cohen (BC): Because your scholarship in the history of science and technology is now paired with a blossoming career in documentary filmmaking, and because there are any number of ways we could get started in our discussion, let me begin with the film work. Your...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 349–354.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... The history of Undead Texts in the past thirty years is in some ways the photographic negative of the history of what it means to be a discipline in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Perhaps, just perhaps, the time has come for more scholars once again to try to write such books — if they still...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 279–288.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., and interrogate historical and contemporary scholarship on the origins, transformations, and sociopolitical consequences of different configurations of science, technology, and governance. Our group consisted of scholars from different disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, philosophy, economics, history...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 257–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
.../WorldOfChange/larsenb.php . Edwards Paul N . 2012 . “ Entangled Histories: Climate Science and Nuclear Weapons Research .” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 68 , no. 2 : 28 – 40 . Eisler William . 1995 . The Furthest Shore: Images of Terra Australis from the Middle Ages to Captain...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
...-Sanz Pilar . 2016 . “ An Introduction to History of Science and the Emotions .” Osiris 31 , no. 1 : 1 – 18 . Dutton Michael . 2016 . “ Cultural Revolution as Method .” China Quarterly 227 : 718 – 33 . Eslami Motahhare , Karahalios Karrie , Sandvig Christian...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... des Sciences Politiques. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1987 . Subaltern studies: Deconstructing historiography. In In Other Worlds. New York: Methuen. Stoler, Ann Laura. In this issue. Colonial aphasia: Race and disabled histories in France . Young, Robert J. C. In this issue. Bayart's...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... reflections either. It is of course striking that the most vocal critics of postcolonial studies in France are anchored in history, political science, or anthropology, whereas those who have studied and followed the complexities of postcolonial thought tend to be in the (relatively) inaudible...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... : Broadway Books . Loach Judi . 1998 . “ Le Corbusier and the Creative Use of Mathematics .” The British Journal for the History of Science 31 , no. 2 : 185 – 215 . Migayrou Frédéric . 2015 . “ The Modulor: Variances of an Invariant .” In Le Corbusier: The Measure of Man , Edited...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Jessica . 2018 . “ Fluid Histories: Luce Irigaray, Michel Serres, and the Ages of Water .” philoSOPHIA 8 , no. 2 : 13 – 38 . Beer Gillian . 1996 . “ Wave Theory and the Rise of Literary Modernism .” In Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter , 295 – 318 . Oxford : Oxford...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 281–300.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Center for Culture, History, and Environment, a forum for scholars in the environmental humanities and social sciences. It is a forum that acknowledges that our language, our methodologies, our environmental orientations have different emphases from those that pertain in the sciences...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 385–396.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in our field, if the works have any afterlife whatsoever, it is in the field of literature more than of history or science. Like Eliade before him, my stepson the financial analyst is devouring Frazer’s The Golden Bough in his spare time along with mystery novels. Freud is often used as a hermeneutic...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 515–528.
Published: 01 September 1998
...-Government, History, Economy, Science and Technology, Travel, Culture and Sports, News and Media -superimposed on an intricate map of Sri Lanka. Clicking on the first caption, “Government,” takes you to a directory: It is slick and polished, not surprising given that this site is owned by the Sri...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 393–416.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., on which see James Farr, “Political Science and the State,” in Discipline and History: Political Science in the United States, ed. James Farr and Raymond Seidelman (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993). On democracy as a game of governance, see James...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 463–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in the very name “translational research,” which is translation. The theorization of translation in science and technology studies (STS) has been relatively limited compared to the long history of concerns with the term in linguistics and literary studies. The most prominent and elaborate deployment...