Secondary Literature on SftP and Activism in Science More Broadly

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Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette. 2009. “A Historical Perspective on Science and Its ‘Others,’” Isis 100.2: 359-368.

Bridger, Sarah. 2015. Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

di Chiro, Giovanna. 2004. “Living Is for Everyone: Border Crossings for Community, Environment, and Health,” Osiris 19: 112-129.

Epstein, Steven. 1996. Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge. University of California Press.

Fortun, K. 2001. Advocacy after Bhopal: Environmentalism, disaster, new global orders. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hamlett, Patrick W. 2003. “Technology Theory and Deliberative Democracy.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 28.1: 112-140.

Haraway, Donna Jeanne. 1975. “The Transformation of the Left in Science: Radical Associations in Britain in the 30’s and the U.S.A. in the 60’s.” Soundings 58.4: 441-462.

Herkert, Joseph R. 2008. “Engineering Ethics and Its Subcultures.” In Integrating the Sciences and Society: Challenges, Practices, and Potentials. Ed. Harrieṭ Harṭman. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group.

Hess, David J. 2007. Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry: Activism, Innovation and the Environment in an Era of Globalization. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Hess, David J. 2005. “Technology- and Product-Oriented Movements: Approximating Social Movement Studies and Science and Technology Studies.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 30.4: 515-535.

Hilgartner, Stephen. 1990. “The Dominant View of Popularization: Conceptual Problems, Political Uses.” Social Studies of Science 20: 519–539.

Irwin, Alan and Brian Wynne, eds. 1996. Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jasanoff, Sheila. 2006. “Biotechnology and Empire: The Global Power of Seeds and Science.” Osiris 21: 273-292.

Jumonville, Neil. 2002. “The Cultural Politics of the Sociobiology Debate.” Journal of the History of Biology 35.3: 569-593

Kleinman, Daniel, ed. 2000. Science, Technology, and Democracy. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Martin, Brian. 1993. “The Critique of Science Becomes Academic.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 18.2: 247-259.

McCormick, Sabrina. 2009a. Mobilizing Science: Movements, Participation and the Remaking of Knowledge. Temple University Press.

McCormick, Sabrina. 2009b. No Family History: The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer. Rowman & Littlefield.

Moore, Kelly. 2008. Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Moore, Kelly. 1996. “Organizing Identity: The Creation of Science for the People.” In Marc Ventresca & Michael Lounsbury, eds. Social Structure and Organizations Revisited. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Moore, Kelly. 1996. “Organizing Integrity: American Science and the Creation of Public Interest Organizations, 1955-1975.” American Journal of Sociology 101.6: 1592-1627.

Nader, Laura, ed. 1996. Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry Into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge. New York: Routledge.

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2010. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Ross, Andrew, ed. 1996. Science Wars. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Schmalzer, Sigrid. 2007. “On the Appropriate Use of Rose Colored Glasses: Reflections on Science in Socialist China.” Isis 98.3: 571-583.

Schmalzer, Sigrid. 2009. “Speaking about China, Learning from China: Amateur China Experts in 1970s America.” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 16.4: 313-352.

Secord, James A. 2004. “Knowledge in Transit.” Isis 95.4: 654-672

Segerstrale, U. 2000. Defenders of the Truth: The Battle for Science in the Sociobiology Debate and Beyond. Oxford University Press.

Rebecca Slayton, “Discursive Choices: Boycotting Star Wars between Science and Politics.”Social Studies of Science, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Feb., 2007), pp. 27-66

Stevens, Sharon McKenzie. 2008. “Speaking out: Toward an Institutional Agenda for Refashioning STS

Scholars as Public Intellectuals.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 33.6: 730-753.

Subramaniam, Banu. 2009. “Moored Metamorphoses: A Retrospective Essay on Feminist Science Studies,” Signs 34.4: 951-980.

Taylor, P.J., “Biology as Politics: The Direct and Indirect Effects  of Lewontin and Levins (An essay review of Biology Under the  Influence: Dialectical Essays on Ecology, Agriculture, and Health),” Science as Culture, 19 (2): 241-253, 2010.

Taylor, P.J., “Dialectical Biology as Political Practice. An essay  review of R. Levins & R. Lewontin The Dialectical Biologist” Radical  Science 20: 81-111, 1986 (=L. Levidow (eds.) Science as Politics, Free Association Books)

Warner, Keith Douglass. “Agroecology as Participatory Science: Emerging Alternatives to Technology Transfer Extension Practice.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 33.6: 754-777.

Wisnioski, Matt. 2003. “Inside ‘the System’: Engineers, Scientists, and the Boundaries of Social Protest in the Long 1960s.” History and Technology. 19.4: 313–333.

Woodhouse, Edward, David Hess, Steve Breyman, and Brian Martin. 2002. “Science Studies and Activism: Possibilities and Problems for Reconstructivist Agendas.” Social Studies of Science 32.2: 297-319.