Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate available in Hardcover
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- State University of New York Press
Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate is a study of today’s most heated and long-lived health controversy as well as a study of the role of power in science. It uses the tools of sociology of knowledge and political economy to analyze battles over scientific evidence and the struggle for scientific credibility, the exercise of professional power to suppress opponents, and the role of corporate interests in the debate. The evidence from a variety of countries offers a new perspective on the fluoridation issue and also shows how to link the analysis of rhetoric in scientific disputes with the wider analysis of power in society.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Science, Technology, and Society Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Brian Martin is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Table of Contents
3. Coherent Viewpoints
4. The Struggle over Credibility
5. Professional Attack
6. A Corporate Connection?
7. Making a Decision
8. Studying the Controversy
The Fluoridation Controversy: Which Side Is Science On? by Edward Groth III
Appendix: Fluoridation around the World