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Conjuring science : scientific symbols and cultural meanings in American life

Author: Christopher P Toumey
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When actors who play doctors on TV endorse certain products, what are the implications for Americans? This book investigates the role of science in American culture, and examines the symbols of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher P Toumey
ISBN: 0813522846 9780813522845 0813522854 9780813522852
OCLC Number: 33441506
Description: x, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Science in an Old Testament style --
American visions of nature and science --
Democratic culture and the moral autonomy of science --
Scientific symbols and cultural meanings --
Soul-snatching --
Plague --
Hope --
Anarchy --
Evil --
Manual for conjurers.
Responsibility: Christopher P. Toumey.

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