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Disrupting science : social movements, American scientists, and the politics of the military, 1945-1975

Author: Kelly Moore
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing extensively from archival sources and in-depth interviews, Kelly Moore examines the features of American science that made it an attractive target for protesters in the early cold war and Vietnam eras, including scientists' work in military research and activities perceived as environmentally harmful. She describes the intellectual traditions that protesters drew from - liberalism, moral individualism, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Moore
ISBN: 9780691113524 0691113521 9780691162096 0691162093
OCLC Number: 128237783
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association Science, Knowledge & Technology Section Robert K. Merton Award 2011
Winner of American Sociological Association Collective Behaviour & Social Movements Section: Charles Tilly Award 2009
Description: x, 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The expansion and critiques of science-military ties, 1945-1970 --
Scientists as moral individuals : Quakerism and the Society for Social Responsibility in Science --
Information and political neutrality : liberal science activism and the St. Louis Committee for Nuclear Information --
Confronting liberalism : the anti-Vietnam War movement and the ABM debate, 1965-1969 --
Doing "Science for the People" : enactments of a new left politics of science --
Conclusions : disrupting the social and moral order of science.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Kelly Moore.
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