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Image of the Scientist among High-School Students

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Written by Margaret Mead and Rhoda Metraux in 1957 for Science for a commissioned study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to understand...Read more

Darwin Commemorations and Three Generations of Historians of Biology

In this article, Akihisa Setoguchi discusses the history of biology in Japan in terms of three generations of historians defined by their relationship to Darwinism from 1909 to 2009. Specifically, he focuses on their respective assessments of the influence of Edward Sylvester Morse, who...Read more

The History of Japanese Science: Recent Developments

Low provides a brief overview of the state of the field of history of science in Japan, and of the history of Japan abroad. Focusing on key figures and institutional resources, Low concludes that though there are promising developments in the history of science, there "less positive signs" for...Read more

The Butterfly and the Frigate: Social Studies of Science in Japan

In this 1989 "Country Report," Low argues that "despite some exceptions, much of the stimulating work on Japanese science has come from outside the country."  (313) Low explains that literature in Japan on Japanese science serves to mystify science and perpetuate stereotypical banaries such as "...Read more

Story of the Stories for Nuclear Alla Turca

An essay written by Maral Erol, which reflects on the video interview she and Aybike Alkan conducted with Can Candan as part of the "Innovating STS in Turkey...Read more

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