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Science as Power was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Science has established itself as not merely the dominant but the only legitimate form of human knowledge. By tying its truth claims to methodology, science has claimed independence from the influence of social and historical conditions. Here, Aronowitz asserts that the norms of science are by no means self-evident and that science is best seen as a socially constructed discourse that legitimates its power by presenting itself as truth.

Stanley Aronowitz is professor of sociology in the graduate school of City University of New York. His books include Working Class Hero: A New Strategy for Labor and, with Henry Giroux, Education Under Siege.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Science and Technology as Hegemony
  2. pp. 3-34
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  1. 2. Marx 1: Science as Social Relations
  2. pp. 35-59
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  1. 3. Marx 2: The Scientific Theory of Society
  2. pp. 60-88
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  1. Part II
  2. pp. 89-90
  1. 4. Engels and the Return to Epistemology
  2. pp. 91-120
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  1. 5. The Frankfurt School: Science and Technology as Ideology
  2. pp. 121-145
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  1. 6. Habermas: The Retreat from the Critique
  2. pp. 146-168
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  1. 7. Marxism as a Positive Science
  2. pp. 169-200
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  1. 8. Soviet Science: The Scientific and Technological Revolution
  2. pp. 201-236
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  1. Part III
  2. pp. 237-238
  1. 9. The Breakup of Certainty: History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  2. pp. 239-271
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  1. 10. The Science of Sociology and the Sociology of Science
  2. pp. 272-300
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  1. 11. Scientisrn or Critical Science: The Debates in Biology
  2. pp. 301-316
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  1. 12. Toward a New Social Theory of Science
  2. pp. 317-354
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 355-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-384
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 385-385
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816682775
Related ISBN
9780816616596
MARC Record
OCLC
236342892
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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