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Agnotology : the making and unmaking of ignorance

Author: Robert Proctor; Londa L Schiebinger
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Agnotology-the study of how ignorance is produced and maintained-introduces a new and much-needed perspective for scholars across all fields of research, including the humanities and social sciences,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Proctor; Londa L Schiebinger
ISBN: 9780804759014 0804759014
OCLC Number: 913038912
Notes: "This volume emerged from workshops held at Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Stanford University in 2005"--Page vii.
Description: viii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents Preface xxx 1. Agnotology: A Missing Term to Describe the Cultural Production of Ignorance (and its Study) Robert N. Proctor 1 Part I. Secrecy, Selection, and Suppression 2. Removing Knowledge: The Logic of Modern Censorship Peter Galison 000 3. Challenging Knowledge: How Climate Science Became a Victim of the Cold War Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway 000 4. Manufactured Uncertainty: Contested Science and the Protection of the Public's Health and Environment David M. Michaels 000 5. Coming To Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance Nancy Tuana 000 Part II. Lost Knowledge, Lost Worlds 6. West Indian Abortifacients and the Cultural Production of Ignorance Londa Schiebinger 000 7. Suppression of Indigenous Fossil Knowledge: From Claverack, New York 1705 to Agate Springs, Nebraska, 2005 Adrienne Mayor 000 8. Agnotology in/of Archaeology Alison Wylie 000 Part III. Theorizing Ignorance 9. Social Theories of Ignorance Michael J. Smithson 000 10. White Ignorance Charles W. Mills 000 11. Risk Management vs. the Precautionary Principle: Agnotology as a Strategy in the Debate over Genetically Engineered Organisms David Magnus 000 12. Smoking Out Objectivity: Journalistic Gears in the Agnotology Machine Jon Christensen 000 Notes 000 List of Contributors 000 Index 000
Responsibility: edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger.

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