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Opening Pandora's Box: A Sociological Analysis of Scientists' Discourse
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Scientists' discourse as a topic 2. A possible history of the field 3. Contexts of scientific discourse 4. Accounting for error 5. The truth will out 6. Constructing andExpand
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On Humor: Its Nature and Its Place in Modern Society
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Humorous Mode 2. Serious Discourse and the Duality of Humour 3. Semantics and Signals 4. Informal Humour 5. Putting Humour to Work 6. Laughter as Social Action 7.Expand
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The Embryo Research Debate: Science and the Politics of Reproduction
Preface and acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction 1. The background to the debate 2. The sequence of parliamentary debate 3. Political parties and ministerial tactics 4. The impact ofExpand
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Rhetorics of Hope and Fear in the Great Embryo Debate
  • M. Mulkay
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social studies of science
  • 1 November 1993
Legislation designed to control the conduct of research on human embryos was introduced in Britain in 1990. During the preceding debate, there had been widespread public discussion concerning theExpand
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Science and the sociology of knowledge
The major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science depend on social action only in a very limited sense. This view is examined critically and it isExpand
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Norms and ideology in science
For many years, the scientific research community within the modern Western academic setting was depicted by sociologists as being predominantly openminded, impartial and objective. These features,Expand
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Social Exchange Theory
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Opening Pandora’s Box
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Problem Areas and Research Networks in Science
A general account is presented of the emergence, growth, and decline of scientific research networks and their associated problem areas. Research networks are seen to pass through three phases. TheExpand
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