GIERYN CULTURAL BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE PDF

This text argues that a better explanation for the cultural authority of science lies downstream, when scientific claims leave laboratories and enter courtrooms, boardrooms, and living rooms. On such occasions, we use "maps" to decide who to believe - cultural maps d On such occasions, we use "maps" to decide who to believe - cultural maps demarcating "science" from pseudoscience, ideology, faith, or nonsense. Thomas F. Gieryn looks at episodes of boundary-work: Was phrenology good science? How about cold fusion?

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This chapter makes those territories and especially their borders into objects for sociological interpretation and seeks to recover their messiness, contentiousness, and practical significance in everyday life. Where is the border between science and non-science? Which claims or practices are scientific? Who is a scientist? What is science? This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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GIERYN CULTURAL BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE PDF

Science remains a pliable cultural space, flexibly reshaped to claim credibility for some beliefs while denying it to others. Using a series of case studies per chapter it weaves a story about what credibility is, what it means, and how that changes over time. Thomas F. Ivan Flis added it May 12, Steve rated it liked it Dec 11, Silvelie marked it as to-read Apr 24, After centuries of disputes like these, Gieryn finds no stable criteria that absolutely distinguish science from non-science. Dana added it Dec 14, Books by Thomas F. Request removal bkundaries index.

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This chapter makes those territories and especially their borders into objects for sociological interpretation and seeks to recover their messiness, contentiousness, and practical significance in everyday life. Where is the border between science and non-science? Which claims or practices are scientific? Who is a scientist? What is science? This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Chapter 18 in S.

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