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Defenders and challengers: – who takes who in the Science Wars?
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
2006 (English)In: VEST: Journal for Science and Technology Studies, ISSN 0238-6025, Vol. 18, no 3-4, 7-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article introduces the Anglo-American debate often referred to as the most recent Science Wars, highlighting some principle aspects of the debate, which are sometimes neglected even by analysts. First of all, I take a quick look at the history of the debate and track its’ resounds in some Swedish examples. Secondly, some of the prevailing explanatory models are highlighted, with the focus set on explanations such as differing scientific cultures and ideals as well as boundary work and rhetorical strategies. I finalise with a discussion of whether science wars are really as bad as we often think. The article is an introductory to Per-Anders Forstorp’s “The construction of pseudo-science: Science patrolling and knowledge policing by ‘academic prefects and weeders’” in this issue of VEST.

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2006. Vol. 18, no 3-4, 7-16 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-22150DiVA: diva2:49923
Available from: 2007-01-11 Created: 2007-01-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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