Scientists' Expertise as Performance: Between State and Society, 1860–1960

1st Edition

Joris Vandendriessche, Evert Peeters, Kaat Wils

Published April 1, 2015
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781848935273 - CAT# Y211622
Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience


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The essays in this collection explore our reliance on experts within a historical context and across a wide range of fields, including agriculture, engineering, health sciences and labour management. Contributors argue that experts were highly aware of their audiences and used performance to gain both scientific and popular support.

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