Technical Knowledge in American Culture: Science, Technology, and Medicine Since the Early 1800s

Technical Knowledge in American Culture: Science, Technology, and Medicine Since the Early 1800s

by Hamilton Cravens, David M. Katzman, Alan I Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817307931

ISBN-13: 9780817307936

Pub. Date: 04/30/1996

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Technical Knowledge in American Culture addresses the relationships between what modern-day experts say to each other and to their constituencies and whether what they say and do relates to the larger culture, society, and era. These essays challenge the social impact model by looking at science, technology, and medicine not as social activities but as intellectual…  See more details below

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Technical Knowledge in American Culture addresses the relationships between what modern-day experts say to each other and to their constituencies and whether what they say and do relates to the larger culture, society, and era. These essays challenge the social impact model by looking at science, technology, and medicine not as social activities but as intellectual activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817307936
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/30/1996
Series:
History Amer Science & Technol Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. Technical Knowledge in American Culture: An Analysis1
1The Ohio Mechanic's Institute: The Challenge of Incivility in the Democratic Republic21
2The American Career of Jane Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry, 1806-185337
3From Individual Practitioner to Regular Physician: Cincinnati Medical Societies and the Problem of Definition among Mid-Nineteenth-Century Americans53
4Diagnosing Unnatural Motherhood: Nineteenth-Century Physicians and "Puerperal Insanity"73
5The Inventor of the Mustache Cup: James Emerson and Populist Technology, 1870-190091
6Race-ism and the City: The Young Du Bois and the Role of Place in Social Theory, 1893-1901110
7The German-American Science of Racial Nutrition, 1870-1920125
8The Case of the Manufactured Morons: Science and Social Policy in Two Eras, 1934-1966149
9Responding to the Airplane: Urban Rivalry, Metropolitan Regionalism, and Airport Development in Dallas, 1927-1965169
10Unanticipated Aftertaste: Cancer, the Role of Science, and the Question of DES Beef in Late Twentieth-Century American Culture189
Afterword206
Notes209
Contributors253
Index257

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