Beyond the Laboratory : Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America Paperback / softback
The debate over scientists' social responsibility is a topic of great controversy today.
Peter J. Kuznick here traces the origin of that debate to the 1930s and places it in a context that forces a reevaluation of the relationship between science and politics in twentieth-century America.
Kuznick reveals how an influential segment of the American scientific community during the Depression era underwent a profound transformation in its social values and political beliefs, replacing a once-pervasive conservatism and antipathy to political involvement with a new ethic of social reform.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 374 pages
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
- Publication Date: 13/08/2019
- Category: Humamities
- ISBN: 9780226676203