Social Science for What?: Battles over Public Funding for the "Other Sciences" at the National Science Foundation

July 7, 2020|
Social Science for What?: Battles over Public Funding for the "Other Sciences" at the National Science Foundation
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How the NSF became an important yet controversial patron for the social sciences, influencing debates over their scientific status and social relevance.

In the early Cold War years, the U.S. government established the National Science Foundation (NSF), a civilian agency that soon became widely known for its dedication to supporting first-rate science. The agency's 1950 enabling legislation made no mention of the social sciences, although it included a vague reference to "other sciences." Nevertheless, as Mark Solovey shows in this book, the NSF also soon became a major--albeit controversial--source of public funding for them.

Title:Social Science for What?: Battles over Public Funding for the "Other Sciences" at the National Science Foundation
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 7, 2020
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262358750

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