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Agnotology : the making and unmaking of ignorance

Author: Robert Proctor; Londa L Schiebinger
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What don't we know, and why don't we know it? What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? This book provides a theoretical perspective to broaden traditional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Proctor; Londa L Schiebinger
ISBN: 9780804756525 080475652X 9780804759014 0804759014
OCLC Number: 183609349
Notes: "This volume emerged from workshops held at Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Stanford University in 2005"--P. vii.
Description: viii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Agnotology : a missing term to describe the cultural production of ignorance (and its study) / Robert N. Proctor --
Removing knowledge : the logic of modern censorship / Peter Galison --
Challenging knowledge : how climate science became a victim of the cold war / Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway --
Manufactured uncertainty : contested science and the protection of the public's health and environment / David Michaels --
Coming to understand : orgasm and the epistemology of ignorance / Nancy Tuana --
West Indian abortifacients and the making of ignorance / Londa Schiebinger --
Suppression of indigenous fossil knowledge : from Claverack, New York, 1705 to Agate Springs, Nebraska, 2005 / Adrienne Mayor --
Mapping ignorance in archaeology : the advantages of historical hindsight / Alison Wylie --
Social theories of ignorance / Michael J. Smithson --
White ignorance / Charles W. Mills --
Risk management versus the precautionary principle : agnotology as a strategy in the debate over genetically engineered organisms / David Magnus --
Smoking out objectivity : journalistic gears in the agnotology machine / Jon Christensen.
Responsibility: edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger.
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"Anyone who thinks ignorance is nobody's business has a lot to learn from these provocative essays. The distinguished authors offer compelling evidence that what we do not know is every bit as much a Read more...

 
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