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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 414405–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.4.405
Published: 01 October 2011
... included prewar zoologists, National Socialist psychologists, and popular audiences from the 1930s to 1980s. By developing an animal with her own biography, Lorenz created an individual whose lived and rhetorical agency made her especially well suited to perform widely divergent aspects of his evolving...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503302–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.302
Published: 28 May 2020
..., arguing that the science of toxicol- ogy emerged as both a process of knowledge transmission and institutional borrowing from theWest and as a result of local influence, agency and necessity (41). However, he goes on to explain that especially from the 1830s onward, toxic science in India would acquire...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
... meth- odological challenges as much as empirical ones challenges regarding agency, structure, and scale. Two of the most momentous interventions in this long-running scholarly discussion were written by Paul Forman and published in this journal: his early study of quantum physicists embrace of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
... matter deprived of all agency, was replaced by theories of matter that empha- sized the unique agency, capacities, even the vitality of specific lifeless sub- stances. Ursula Klein has shown that this shift began in chemistry in the 1830s: as organic chemists synthesized and analyzed organic substances...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
... and policymakers constructed and employed a range of similar-sounding rhetorical strategies not only to frame the risks associated with climate change but also to use these rhetorical strategies to frame what they deemed to be a responsible way to incorporate climate into a national energy policy. As...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494351–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.351
Published: 01 September 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493273–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.273
Published: 01 June 2019
... options other than a public lecture as a means of broadcasting his ideas.28 The geographer wasted no time in writing up his discovery, which he announced in September 1902. Did Japan really lack glaciers? [Hyo¯ga hatashite honpo¯ ni sonzai sezarishika] he asked his audience, rhetorically, before setting...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492194–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.194
Published: 01 April 2019
... for the Information Society, centered on the notion of the algorithm and enabling human agency through the technical skill of programming. I sketch how the prominent Soviet member of the international community, Andrei Ershov, appropriated the idea about the specific algorithmic thinking associated...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485637–647 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.637
Published: 01 November 2018
... from press release: Life-threatening behavior to be studied by new center, CA Department of Mental Hygiene, Health and Welfare Agency, Sacramento, Louis Jolyon West Papers, UCLA Library Special Collections (hereafter L.J. West Papers box 51, folder 6 (1 of 3). 9. Louis Jolyon West, Prisoners of War...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485616–626 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.616
Published: 01 November 2018
..., psychological tests, disciplinary records, and counseling memos that routinely wound up in U.S. public school filing cabinets firmly belonged to teachers and administrators. But these records along with those of credit and insurance bureaus, social welfare agencies, and police departments became objects of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484526–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.526
Published: 01 September 2018
... agency, so too does the rhetoric of feminist scholars who assert that access to these technologies is itself a process of victimization. 10. Jacqueline H. Wolf, Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). BOOK REV I EWS | 535 ...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484403–440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.403
Published: 01 September 2018
... France based on the technical expertise of the French Space Agency, Centre National d E´tudes Spatiales (CNES). The hesitations and uncertainty about the issues to be studied reveal, between the lines, the incremental rationales of the new disci- pline as it was being formed. Beginning in the 1960s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482223–245 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.223
Published: 01 April 2018
... posed is how U.K. climate modellers developed rhetoric, managed expectations, and weighed their professional and political responsibilities in the face of growing political interest in climate change. Whilst the modellers were reluctant to allow the modelling results to be used for political ends, U.K...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
... interpretational debates. Although I do not doubt that the rhetoric of orthodox narratives played a critical role in building consensus and omitting unwanted interpretational noise, we must be careful not to exaggerate and distort their agency. As rational historical reconstructions, orthodox narratives play...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475602–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.602
Published: 01 November 2017
... rhetoric, his satirical post-1849 writings, and his scientific studies to examine the parallels he drew between animal organization and human social and political organization in the 1840s and ’50s. Broadening back out, I suggest that the discourses of organismal and state organization, both somewhat...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474494–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.494
Published: 01 September 2017
... were therefore also disputes over pedagogical authority, steeped in rhetoric about the needs of beginner learners. Ontario high school teacher George Cornish vehemently denounced the interventions of Lash Miller and his col- leagues, and Kansas City high school teacher Fredus Peters challenged Uni...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473389–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.389
Published: 01 June 2017
... with regard to the ways they included these novel, physical methods in their disci- plinary practices. Biology has been described by officers of science-funding agencies as profoundly distinct from chemistry, having a more technology- friendly scientific economy and a much more interdisciplinary...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473293–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.293
Published: 01 June 2017
... Act and soon found an institutional home in the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. Armed with an arsenal of new legislative tools that included the Endangered Species Act in 1973, American environmentalists were 22. The literature on the privileged position American scientists enjoyed within the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473349–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.349
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Created in 1946 to cultivate the peaceful use of the atom in both nuclear medicine and energy, the agency sought to allay public concerns about atomic energy by minimizing risk and maintaining that its safety guidelines were sufficient to protect workers and the general...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473320–348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.320
Published: 01 June 2017