Totalitarian Science and Technology / Edition 2

Totalitarian Science and Technology / Edition 2

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by Paul R. Josephson
     
 

In this new edition, Josephson (history, Colby College) expands his comparison of science in Nazi Germany and in the Soviet Union to include additional examples from North Korea. He explores the impact of politics on practices of biology and physics, discussing both changes in scientific production and the experiences of the scientists themselves. He then turns to the… See more details below

Overview

In this new edition, Josephson (history, Colby College) expands his comparison of science in Nazi Germany and in the Soviet Union to include additional examples from North Korea. He explores the impact of politics on practices of biology and physics, discussing both changes in scientific production and the experiences of the scientists themselves. He then turns to the nature of technology, exploring the nature of bureaucracy-led technological projects and the aesthetics of "gigantomania." Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573925525
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Control of Nature Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
123
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Josephson is the author of five other books, including Resources Under Regimes, Industrialized Nature, Red Atom, and New Atlantis Revisited: The Siberian City of Science.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
lTotalitarian Science1
2Transformationist Visions: The Biological Sciences in Totalitarian Regimes15
3The Physical Sciences under Totalitarian Regimes: The Ideologization of Science39
4Technology and Politics in Totalitarian Regimes75
5Conclusion: Totalitarian Science?108
Bibliography111

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