Science remains a pliable cultural space flexibly reshaped to claim credibility for some beliefs while denying it to others in a timely epilogue gieryn finds this same controversy at the heart of the raging science wars. Rather than having anything to do with scientific rigour or evidence however these framings are demonstrative of the credibility contest that thomas gieryns 1999 cultural boundaries of. The book cultural boundaries of science credibility on the line thomas f gieryn is published by university of chicago press. Why is science so credible usual answers center on scientists objective methods or their powerful instruments in his new book thomas gieryn argues that a better explanation for the cultural authority of science lies downstream when scientific claims leave laboratories and enter courtrooms boardrooms and living rooms on such occasions we use maps to decide who to believe cultural . Cultural boundaries of science credibility on the line item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed for cultural boundaries of science credibility on the line by gieryn thomas f publication date 1999 topics wetenschappen wissenschaftssoziologie sociale aspecten gezag sciences aspect social culturele aspecten science philosophy science social
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