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The Historiography of contemporary science and technology

Author: Thomas Söderqvist
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic, ©1997.
Series: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What level of scientific training is necessary to understand contemporary science? Does the lack of historical perspective prevent good scholarship? This text answers these questions.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Söderqvist
ISBN: 3718659069 9783718659067
OCLC Number: 37871837
Notes: Revised versions of papers presented at the International Workshop on the Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology and Medicine, held on 16-17 September 1994 at Göteborg University, Sweden.
Description: xii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who will sort out the hundred or more Paul Ehrlichs?: remarks on the historiography of recent and contemporary technoscience / Thomas Soderqvist --
Whigs, prigs and politics: problems in the historiography of contemporary science / Jeff Hughes --
The conversation: history and history as it happens / M. Susan Lindee --
Using interviews to write the history of science / Soraya de Chadarevian --
Writing the history of space science and technology: multiple audiences with divergent goals and standards / Joseph N. Tatarewicz --
Participant observation and the study of biomedical sciences: some methodological observations / Ilana Lowy --
The living scientist syndrome: memory and history of molecular regulation / Jean-Paul Gaudilliere --
Electric memories and progressive forgetting / Skuli Sigurdsson --
Knowledge of the brain: the visualizing tools of contemporary historiography / Susan E. Cozzens --
Writing about scientists of the near past / Frederic L. Holmes --
Recent science: late-modern and post-modern / Paul Forman --
Scientists as policymakers, advisors and intelligence agents: linking contemporary diplomatic history with the history of contemporary science / Ronald E. Doel --
Who's afraid of the history of contemporary science? / Steve Fuller.
Series Title: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Söderqvist.
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