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Title Agnotology : the making and unmaking of ignorance / edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  001 Ag69 2008    ---  Available
Description viii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "This volume emerged from workshops held at Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Stanford University in 2005"--P. vii.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Agnotology : a missing term to describe the cultural production of ignorance (and its study) / Robert N. Proctor -- Removing knowledge : the logic of modern censorship / Peter Galison -- Challenging knowledge : how climate science became a victim of the cold war / Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway -- Manufactured uncertainty : contested science and the protection of the public's health and environment / David Michaels -- Coming to understand : orgasm and the epistemology of ignorance / Nancy Tuana -- West indian abortifacients and the making of ignorance / Londa Schiebinger -- Suppression of indigenous fossil knowledge : from Claverack, New York, 1705 to Agate Springs, Nebraska, 2005 / Adrienne Mayor -- Mapping ignorance in archaeology : the advantages of historical hindsight / Alison Wylie -- Social theories of ignorance / Michael J. Smithson -- White ignorance / Charles W. Mills -- Risk management versus the precautionary principle : agnotology as a strategy in the debate over genetically engineered organisms / David Magnus -- Smoking out objectivity : journalistic gears in the agnotology machine / Jon Christensen.
Subject Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Secrecy -- Congresses.
Added Author Proctor, Robert, 1954-
Schiebinger, Londa L.
ISBN 9780804759014 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804759014 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804756525 (cloth : alk. paper)
080475652X (cloth : alk. paper)

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