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Science-mart : privatizing American science

Author: Philip Mirowski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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This trenchant study analyzes the rise and decline in the quality and format of science in America since World War II. Science-Mart attributes this decline to a powerful neoliberal ideology in the 1980s which saw the fruits of scientific investigation as commodities that could be monetized, rather than as a public good.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mirowski, Philip, 1951-
Science-mart.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010038495
(OCoLC)555658389
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Mirowski
ISBN: 0674061136 9780674061132
OCLC Number: 812253935
Description: 1 online resource (454 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Viridiana Jones and the Temple of Mammon : or, adventures in neoliberal science studies --
[pt.] I. Why we should not depend upon the existing content of an "Economics of Science." The "Economics of Science" as repeat offender --
[pt.] II. A modern economic history of science organization. Regimes of American science organization ; Lovin' intellectual property and livin' with the MTA : retracting research tools ; Pharma's market : new horizons in outsourcing in the modern globalized regime --
[pt.] III. Where we are headed. Has science been "harmed" by the modern commercial regime? ; The new production of ignorance : the dirty secret of the new knowledge economy.
Responsibility: Philip Mirowski.
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