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Boundary-work and the demarcation of science from non-science: Strains and interests in professional
The demarcation of science from other intellectual activities-long an analytic problem for philosophers and sociologists-is here examined as a practical problem for scientists. Construction of a
A Space for Place in Sociology
Sociological studies sensitive to the issue of place are rarely labeled thus, and at the same time there are far too many of them to fit in this review. It may be a good thing that this research is
Cultural Boundaries of Science: Credibility on the Line
Why is science so credible? Usual answers centre on scientists' objective methods or their powerful instruments. This text argues that a better explanation for the cultural authority of science lies
Shaping Technology/Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change
Technology is everywhere, yet a theory of technology and its social dimension remains to be fully developed. Building on the influential book The Social Construction of Technological Systems, this
What buildings do
Buildings stabilize social life. They give structure to social institutions, durability to social networks, persistence to behavior patterns. What we build solidifies society against time and its
Boundaries of Science
The working title of this Handbook presumed three neatly bounded territories: science, technology, and society. This chapter makes those territories and especially their borders into objects for
City as Truth-Spot
How does ‘place’ contribute to the credibility of scientific claims? The Chicago School of urban studies (1918-32) had close ties to the city for which it was named: its social scientists lived in
Three truth-spots.
  • T. Gieryn
  • Geography, Medicine
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1 March 2002
Professionalization of American Scientists: Public Science in the Creation/ Evolution Trials
The boundary between science and religion has long been a site for cultural and professional conflict. We examine the testimony of scientists at the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in 1925 and at the McLean