Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists

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University of Massachusetts Press
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6.1 X 9.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Sigrid Schmalzer is professor of history, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Daniel S. Chard is lecturer in history, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Alyssa Botelho is an MD/PhD candidate in the history of science, Harvard University.


"This volume is long overdue. Its value is to illuminate the critical role of Science for the People in generating scholarly understandings of how science and technology are shaped by power relations, and to illuminate the ways in which these relationships might be drawn upon to produce a more just society. It will be a very important contribution to the history of science, and to science and technology studies."--Kelly Moore, author of Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975

"This compilation . . . promotes incorporating scientific and technical solutions to intractable problems through research, activism, and communication. The editors' goal is to rebuild trust in the scientific method in the service of the public good. Radical indeed."--Choice Reviews

"[A]n important contribution to the growing body of literature on the history of science and technology in the 1970s . . . Students of modern U.S. history or of the long 1960s or 1970s will find it useful as evidence of how deeply Americans of the New Left were engaged in global political debates and of how diverse the countercultural sentiments of those decades were."--Isis: A Journal of the History of Science