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No other gods : on science and American social thought

Author: Charles E Rosenberg
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"In its original edition, [this book] offered a pioneering and influential examination of the ways in which social institutions and values shaped American scientific practice and thought. In this revised and expanded edition, Rosenberg directs our attention to the dilemma posed by the social study of science: How can we reconcile the scientist's understanding of science as a quest for truth and knowledge with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenberg, Charles E.
No other gods.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)698011461
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Rosenberg
ISBN: 0801856086 9780801856082 0801855985 9780801855986
OCLC Number: 36017298
Description: xxii, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: Science in Play --
Introduction: Science, Society, and Social Thought --
Ch. 1. The Bitter Fruit: Heredity, Disease, and Social Thought --
Ch. 2. The Female Animal: Medical and Biological Views of Women --
Ch. 3. Sexuality, Class, and Role --
Ch. 4. Charles Benedict Davenport and the Irony of American Eugenics --
Ch. 5. George M. Beard and American Nervousness --
Ch. 6. Piety and Social Action: Some Origins of the American Public Health Movement --
Ch. 7. Martin Arrowsmith: The Scientist as Hero --
Ch. 8. Science and Social Values in Nineteenth-Century America: A Case Study in the Growth of Scientific Institutions --
Ch. 9. Science, Technology, and Economic Growth: The Case of the Agricultural Experiment Station Scientist, 1875-1914 --
Ch. 10. The Adams Act: Politics and the Cause of Scientific Research --
Ch. 11. Unintended Consequences: The Ideological Shaping of American Agricultural Research, 1875-1914.
Responsibility: Charles E. Rosenberg.
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