skip to content
Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America

Author: Audra J Wolfe
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
'For most of the second half of the twentieth century, the United States and its allies competed with a hostile Soviet Union in almost every way imaginable except open military engagement. The Cold War placed two opposite conceptions of the good society before the uncommitted world and history itself, and science figured prominently in the picture. Competing with the Soviets offers a short, accessible introduction  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audra J Wolfe
ISBN: 9781421407692 9781421407715 1421407698 142140771X
OCLC Number: 793339974
Description: viii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The atomic age --
The military-industrial complex --
Big science --
Hearts and minds and markets --
Science and the general welfare --
The race to the moon --
The end of consensus --
Cold War redux.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Responsibility: Audra J. Wolfe.
More information:

Abstract:

Arranged chronologically and thematically, the book highlights how ideas about the appropriate relationships among science, scientists, and the state changed over time.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Wolfe's book is the more traditional alternative to the case study: a synthetic overview. And it is a reminder of how valuable a clear, well-researched synthesis-one sophisticated, holistic take on Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/793339974> # Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "793339974" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/history_20th_century> ; # History, 20th Century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145078> ; # Technology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/509.7309045/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Place/sovjet_unie> ; # Sovjet-Unie.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/ost_west_konflikt> ; # Ost-West-Konflikt
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/science_soviet_union_history_20th_century> ; # Science--Soviet Union--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> ; # Soviet Union.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/wetenschap> ; # Wetenschap
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148225> ; # World politics--1945-1989
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009102901> ; # Technology--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/technology_history> ; # Technology--history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/technology_soviet_union_history_20th_century> ; # Technology--Soviet Union--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Place/sowjetunion> ; # Sowjetunion.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/ruimtevaart> ; # Ruimtevaart
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1181381> ; # World politics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/koude_oorlog> ; # Koude Oorlog
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/wissenschaft> ; # Wissenschaft
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/politics_history> ; # Politics--history
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754978> ; # Cold War (1945-1989)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/wettbewerbsverhalten> ; # Wettbewerbsverhalten
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/science_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Science--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/atoomfysica> ; # Atoomfysica
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/science_history> ; # Science--history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900 - 1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Place/verenigde_staten> ; # Verenigde Staten.
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh88005637> ; # Cold War
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/technologie> ; # Technologie
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108176> ; # Science
    schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/220756490> ; # Audra J. Wolfe
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description "'For most of the second half of the twentieth century, the United States and its allies competed with a hostile Soviet Union in almost every way imaginable except open military engagement. The Cold War placed two opposite conceptions of the good society before the uncommitted world and history itself, and science figured prominently in the picture. Competing with the Soviets offers a short, accessible introduction to the special role that science and technology played in maintaining state power during the Cold War, from the atomic bomb to the Human Genome Project. The high-tech machinery of nuclear physics and the space race are at the center of this story, but Audra J. Wolfe also examines the surrogate battlefield of scientific achievement in such diverse fields as urban planning, biology, and economics; explains how defense-driven federal investments created vast laboratories and research programs; and shows how unfamiliar worries about national security and corrosive questions of loyalty crept into the supposedly objective scholarly enterprise. Based on the assumption that scientists are participants in the culture in which they live, Competing with the Soviets looks beyond the debate about whether military influence distorted science in the Cold War. Scientists' choices and opportunities have always been shaped by the ideological assumptions, political mandates, and social mores of their times. The idea that American science ever operated in a free zone outside of politics is, Wolfe argues, itself a legacy of the ideological Cold War that held up American science, and scientists, as beacons of freedom in contrast to their peers in the Soviet Union. Arranged chronologically and thematically, the book highlights how ideas about the appropriate relationships among science, scientists, and the state changed over time."@en ;
    schema:description "The atomic age -- The military-industrial complex -- Big science -- Hearts and minds and markets -- Science and the general welfare -- The race to the moon -- The end of consensus -- Cold War redux."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1107585572> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Series/johns_hopkins_introductory_studies_in_the_history_of_science> ; # Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
    schema:name "Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America"@en ;
    schema:productID "793339974" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421407692> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421407715> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/793339974> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Place/verenigde_staten> # Verenigde Staten.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Verenigde Staten." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Series/johns_hopkins_introductory_studies_in_the_history_of_science> # Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/793339974> ; # Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science." ;
    schema:name "Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/history_20th_century> # History, 20th Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "History, 20th Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/ost_west_konflikt> # Ost-West-Konflikt
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ost-West-Konflikt"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/politics_history> # Politics--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politics--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/science_soviet_union_history_20th_century> # Science--Soviet Union--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111286> ;
    schema:name "Science--Soviet Union--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/science_united_states_history_20th_century> # Science--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111355> ;
    schema:name "Science--United States--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/technology_history> # Technology--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technology--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/technology_soviet_union_history_20th_century> # Technology--Soviet Union--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009102941> ;
    schema:name "Technology--Soviet Union--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1107585572#Topic/wettbewerbsverhalten> # Wettbewerbsverhalten
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Wettbewerbsverhalten"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009102901> # Technology--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technology--United States--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148225> # World politics--1945-1989
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World politics--1945-1989"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh88005637> # Cold War
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cold War"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108176> # Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145078> # Technology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Technology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1181381> # World politics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World politics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> # Soviet Union.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Soviet Union." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754978> # Cold War (1945-1989)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Cold War (1945-1989)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/220756490> # Audra J. Wolfe
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Wolfe" ;
    schema:givenName "Audra J." ;
    schema:name "Audra J. Wolfe" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421407692>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1421407698" ;
    schema:isbn "9781421407692" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421407715>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "142140771X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781421407715" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/793339974>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/793339974> ; # Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America
    schema:dateModified "2016-02-09" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.