Resistance and the Practice of Rationality

Resistance and the Practice of Rationality

by Martin W Bauer, Rom Harre, Carl Jensen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443846264
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Martin W. Bauer studied psychology and economic history in Bern and London, and is Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE). He directs the LSE MSc Social and Public Communication, hosts the London Public Understanding of Science Seminars, and is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Public Understanding of Science. He regularly works in Brazil and his research concerns the cultural authority of science and its discontents. His publications include Resistance to New Technology (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Biotechnology: The Making of a Global Controversy (Cambridge, 2002; with Gaskell); Genomics and Society (Earthscan, 2006; with Gaskell); Journalism, Science and Society (Routledge, 2007; with Bucchi); and The Culture of Science (Routledge, 2012; with Shukla and Allum). In preparation is Atoms, Bytes, and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses (Routledge). Rom Harre was for many years Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at Oxford University and is Fellow Emeritus of Linacre College. His career has moved from chemical engineering to mathematics to philosophy to psychology. Currently he is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington DC. His most recent books include Pavlov's Dogs and Schrodinger's Cat and Psychology for the Third Millennium, with F. M. Moghaddam. Carl Jensen, PhD, is Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Mississippi and a Senior Behavioral Scientist (adjunct) at the RAND Corporation. Prior to that, he served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty-two years. In the FBI, he worked as a field agent in the Atlanta and Cleveland Divisions, a Forensic Examiner (Cryptanalysis) in the FBI Laboratory and an Instructor/Researcher in the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) where he founded the Futures Working Group to develop ethical and effective strategies for the future of policing. Upon his graduation from the US Naval Academy in 1978, he served aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five. He earned his MA in Sociology from Kent State University and a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles, books and book chapters and has lectured throughout the world.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes vii

List of Figures viii

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgement x

An Introductory Note xi

Part I Resistance in the Natural-biological Sciences Resistance as a Concept in Physics Rom Harré 2

Resistance and Rationality: Some Lessons from Scientific Revolutions Dean Peters 11

"Resistance" in Biomedicine John Grimley Evans 29

Part II Resistance in the Psychological Sciences

The Issue of Resistance in the Literary Works of Peter Weiss (1916-1982) Beat Mazenauer 42

Resistance in Psychotherapy: From Freud to Lacan Derek Hook Parisa Dashtipour Owen Hewitson 55

New Technology: A Social Psychology of Disinhibition and Restraint Martin W Bauer 79

The Role of a Cultural Immune System in Resisting Expert Explanations of Infectious Disease Adrian Bangerter Véronique Eicher 101

Part III Resistance in the Socio-historical Sciences

Resistance in the Historical Context of United States Slavery Dorothy Cooper Owens 126

Forms of Resistance during Stalinism Ivana Marková 137

Perennial Resistance: The Meaning of a Term after World War II Doron Rabinovici 157

Resistance against Experiments: Positioning and Rationality in Medicine Uffe J Jensen 180

Part TV Resistance in the World of Politics and Law

Clausewitz and Lawrence Examining Resistance in Warfare R E Schmidle 208

Crime as Resistance: Theoretical and Practical Considerations Carl Jensen 225

High Cost Resistance: Student Activism in the First Intifada Francesca Burke 243

Ius Resistendi: Resistance as Reflexivity Alain Pottage 262

Afterword Martin W Bauer Rom Harré Carl Jensen 282

Contributors 298

Index 299

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