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Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
 

Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Oreskes, Naomi
Edited by Krige, John

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The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. Thes...e changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer science, ecology, meteorology, and other fields. This volume examines science and technology in the context of the Cold War, considering whether the new institutions and institutional arrangements that emerged globally constrained technoscientific inquiry or offered greater opportunities for it. The contributors find that whatever the particular science, and whatever the political system in which that science was operating, the knowledge that was produced bore some relation to the goals of the nation-state. These goals varied from nation to nation; weapons research was emphasized in the United States and the Soviet Union, for example, but in France and China scientific independence and self-reliance dominated. The contributors also consider to what extent the changes to science and technology practices in this era were produced by the specific politics, anxieties, and aspirations of the Cold War. ContributorsElena Aronova, Erik M. Conway, Angela N. H. Creager, David E. Kaiser, John Krige, Naomi Oreskes, George Reisch, Sigrid Schmalzer, Sonja D. Schmid, Matthew Shindell, Asif A. Siddiqi, Zuoyue Wang, Benjamin Wilson
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ISBN 9780262526531
Released AU 15 Oct 2014
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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ISBN-13 9780262526531
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Oct 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Oreskes, Naomi
Edited by Krige, John
Series Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Category Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
History Of Science
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 472
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 609.045
Weight 744g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Security, International, Technology and state, Science and state
NBS Text Science: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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