Why I Am Not a Scientist Anthropology and Modern Knowledge

ISBN-10: 0520259602
ISBN-13: 9780520259607
Edition: 2009
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Description: This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography into an innovative anthropology of science. Jonathan Marks  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography into an innovative anthropology of science. Jonathan Marks examines biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences, and the literature of science studies, while upending common understandings of science and culture with a mixture of anthropology, common sense, and disarming humor. Science, Marks argues, is widely accepted to be three different things: a method of understanding and a means to establishing facts about the universe, the facts themselves, and a voice of authority or a locus of cultural power. This triple identity creates conflicting roles and tensions within science and leads to its record of instructive successes and failures. Among the topics Marks addresses are the scientific revolution, science as thought and performance, creationism, scientific fraud, and modern scientific racism. Applying his considerable insight, energy, and wit, Marks sheds new light on the evolution of science, its role in modern culture, and its challenges for the twenty-first century.

Preface
Science as a Culture and as a "Side"
The Scientific Revolution
Normative Science
Science as Practice
The Problem of Creationism
Bogus Science
Scientific Misconduct
The Rise and Fall of Colonial Science
Racial and Gendered Science
Nature / Culture
Notes
Index

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