Beyond the science wars : the missing discourse about science and society

TitleBeyond the science wars : the missing discourse about science and society
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsSegerstrale, U, Olofsdotter, C
Series TitleSUNY series in science, technology, and society; Variation: SUNY series in science, technology, and society.
Paginationx, 238 p.
PublisherState University of New York Press
Place PublishedAlbany
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number 9780791446171
Accession Number42682853
Call NumberLC: Q175.55; Dewey: 303.48/3
KeywordsAufsatzsammlung , Collaboration , Controversen. , ENGINEERING , Politique , PSYCHOLOGY , SCIENCE , Science and Technology Studies , sciences , SOCIAL , SOCIAL sciences , SOCIOLOGY , Theorievorming. , Wetenschapssociologie. , Wissenschaftssoziologie
AbstractBeyond the Science Wars offers a broad contextualization of the "Science Wars"-an ongoing debate between scientists and social scientists over the nature and meaning of science-from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives. Beyond providing an understanding of the conflict itself, this book presents the comments of two science and technology studies' (STS) "founding fathers" (Bernard Barber and John Ziman), a scientist's protest that STS has abandoned its original mission, a historian's view of the fluctuating social support for science, and a sociologist's analysis of the motives of "anti-antiscience warriors." In addition, an STS statesman discusses ongoing structural changes in science, a sociologist sorts out different views of objectivity, and an STS veteran from the Science Wars brings us tales from the front and evaluates the meaning of recent events.
Notes24 cm.Science and science studies: enemies or allies? / Ullica Segerstråle -- Antiscience in current science and technology studies / Henry H. Bauer -- Some patterns and processes in the development of a scientific sociology of science: notes from a sixty-year memoir / Bernard Barber -- Anti-science: a phenomenon in search of an explanation : pt. 1. Anatomy of recent "antiscience" allegations. pt. 2. The conflict about the social role of science / Ullica Segerstråle -- Visions of science in the twentieth century / Valéry Cholakov -- Postacademic science: constructing knowledge with networks and norms / John Ziman -- A social theory of objectivity / Stephan Fuchs -- Science studies through the looking glass: an intellectual itinerary / Steve Fuller.Includes bibliographical references and indexes.edited by Ullica Segerstråle. More Records: Show record informationBook
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