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Science-Mart : privatizing American science

Author: Philip Mirowski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Mirowski
ISBN: 9780674046467 0674046463
OCLC Number: 840440188
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Index --
1. Viridiana Jones and the Temple of Mammon. Or, Adventures in Neoliberal Science Studies --
2 The "Economics of Science" as Repeat Offender --
3. Regimes of American Science Organization --
4 Lovin' Intellectual Property and Livin' with the MTA. Retracting Research Tools --
5 Pharma's Market. New Horizons in Outsourcing in the Modern Globalized Regime --
6 Has Science Been "Harmed" by the Modern Commercial Regime? --
7 The New Production of Ignorance. The Dirty Secret of the New Knowledge Economy --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Philip Mirowski.
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An important and intensely provocative book that explores fundamental questions about the political economy of science. Science-Mart challenges us to think more critically, more synthetically and Read more...

 
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