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The Resource Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America, Paul Rubinson

Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America, Paul Rubinson

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Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America
Title
Redefining science
Title remainder
scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Paul Rubinson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge. For decades, antinuclear scientists pursued nuclear disarmament in a variety of ways, from grassroots activism to transnational diplomacy and government science advising. The U.S. government ultimately withstood these efforts, redefining science as a strictly technical endeavor that enhanced national security and deeming science that challenged nuclear weapons on moral grounds "emotional" and patently unscientific. In response, many activist scientists restricted themselves to purely technical arguments for arms control. When antinuclear protest erupted in the 1980s, grassroots activists had moved beyond scientific and technical arguments for disarmament. Grounding their stance in the idea that nuclear weapons were immoral, they used the "emotional" arguments that most scientists had abandoned. Redefining Science shows that the government achieved its Cold War "consensus" only by active opposition to powerful dissenters and helps explain the current and uneasy relationship between scientists, the public, and government in debates over issues such as security, energy, and climate change."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1977-
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Rubinson, Paul
Dewey number
355.02/17097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
U264
LC item number
.R83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the Cold War
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Science and state
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • National security
  • Cold War
Label
Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America, Paul Rubinson
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Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a tale of two hearings -- From "highly unreliable" to "patriotic and prompt": scientists confront the national security state, 1945-1957 -- Linus Pauling's "science of morality": challenging nuclear weapons, 1950-1963 -- Edward Teller's flexible response: defending nuclear weapons, 1954-1963 -- "Crucified on a cross of atoms": scientists and the Test Ban Treaty, 1957-1963 -- To "sail before the wind of time": scientists and disarmament after the Test Ban Treaty, 1963-1972 -- The dilemmas of Herbert York: opposition in the mainstream, 1952-1981 -- "An elaborate way of committing national suicide": Carl Sagan and nuclear winter, 1980-1989 -- "An emotional grassroots offensive": scientists, SDI, and the moral challenge to nuclear weapons, 1980-1991 -- Conclusion: the future of nuclear weapons
Control code
ocn947146618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781625342447
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016033965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625342447
  • (OCoLC)947146618
Label
Redefining science : scientists, the national security state, and nuclear weapons in Cold War America, Paul Rubinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a tale of two hearings -- From "highly unreliable" to "patriotic and prompt": scientists confront the national security state, 1945-1957 -- Linus Pauling's "science of morality": challenging nuclear weapons, 1950-1963 -- Edward Teller's flexible response: defending nuclear weapons, 1954-1963 -- "Crucified on a cross of atoms": scientists and the Test Ban Treaty, 1957-1963 -- To "sail before the wind of time": scientists and disarmament after the Test Ban Treaty, 1963-1972 -- The dilemmas of Herbert York: opposition in the mainstream, 1952-1981 -- "An elaborate way of committing national suicide": Carl Sagan and nuclear winter, 1980-1989 -- "An emotional grassroots offensive": scientists, SDI, and the moral challenge to nuclear weapons, 1980-1991 -- Conclusion: the future of nuclear weapons
Control code
ocn947146618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781625342447
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016033965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625342447
  • (OCoLC)947146618

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