Non-Fiction Books:

Why I am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Why I am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Why I am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge by Jonathan Marks
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging and innovative discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography. Jonathan Marks examines biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences, and the literature of science studies while upending common understandings of science and culture with a mixture of anthropology, common sense, and disarming humor.Science, Marks argues, is widely accepted to be three things: a method of understanding and a means of establishing facts about the universe, the facts themselves, and a voice of authority or a locus of cultural power. This triple identity creates conflicting roles and tensions within the field of science and leads to its record of instructive successes and failures. Among the topics Marks addresses are the scientific revolution, science as thought and performance, creationism, scientific fraud, and modern scientific racism. Applying his considerable insight, energy, and wit, Marks sheds new light on the evolution of science, its role in modern culture, and its challenges for the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Science as a Culture and as a "Side" 2. The Scientific Revolution 3. Normative Science 4. Science as Practice 5. The Problem of Creationism 6. Bogus Science 7. Scientific Misconduct 8. The Rise and Fall of Colonial Science 9. Racial and Gendered Science 10. Nature/Culture Notes Index

Author Biography

Jonathan Marks is Professor of Anthropology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author of What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and their Genes.
Release date Australia
June 19th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
344
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780520259591
Product ID
3040765

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...