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Book review: Shaky foundations: the politics-patronage-social science nexus in Cold War America

Barker, Kye (2013) Book review: Shaky foundations: the politics-patronage-social science nexus in Cold War America. LSE Review of Books (18 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

"Shaky Foundations: The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America." Mark Solovey. Rutgers University Press. April 2013. --- Numerous accounts have exposed the deep impact of sponsorship and patrons on the production of scientific knowledge and its applications. Shaky Foundations aims to examine a new patronage system for the social sciences in the USA that emerged in the early Cold War years, showing how social scientists were presented with new opportunities to work out the scientific identity, social implications, and public policy uses of academic social research. An important read exposing how money has functioned in determining the contemporary conditions of knowledge, writes Kye Barker.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 15:36
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54084

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