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The Resource Why I am not a scientist : anthropology and modern knowledge, Jonathan Marks

Why I am not a scientist : anthropology and modern knowledge, Jonathan Marks

Label
Why I am not a scientist : anthropology and modern knowledge
Title
Why I am not a scientist
Title remainder
anthropology and modern knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Marks
Title variation
Anthropology and modern knowledge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging and innovative discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography. 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 things: a method of understanding and a means of 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 the field of 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."--Back cover
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marks, Jonathan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Anthropology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Science
Label
Why I am not a scientist : anthropology and modern knowledge, Jonathan Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn747305593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520943308
Lccn
2008040508
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt04zd
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747305593
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Why I am not a scientist : anthropology and modern knowledge, Jonathan Marks
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn747305593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520943308
Lccn
2008040508
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt04zd
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747305593
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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