Analyzing the Fluoridation Controversy: Resources and Structures

  title={Analyzing the Fluoridation Controversy: Resources and Structures},
  author={B. Martin},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={331 - 363}
  • B. Martin
  • Published 1988
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Social Studies of Science
The fluoridation issue provides a test of some of the usual approaches to the analysis of scientific controversies. One of the important features of the fluoridation debate has been the use of professional power to promote fluoridation and to attack the credibility and activities of anti-fluoridation scientists. To incorporate this feature, the `resources' perspective must be broadened to include resources besides discourse. Even so, the resources perspective cannot touch certain key questions… Expand
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