Out of the Labs and into the Streets: Scientists Get Political

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Abstract

Scientists are participating in more visible and vocal forms of political action. In this essay, I sketch key moments in this shift, with the hope of generating new research questions and lines of sociological inquiry. Specifically, I ponder whether this is a new wave of science activism, and if so, how is it different from past forms of science activism? I also ask whether and in what form we, as sociologists, should “stand up for science”?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-902
Number of pages7
JournalSociological Forum
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • activism
  • intellectual movements
  • policy
  • politics
  • public
  • science
  • sociology

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