Cover: The Social Construction of What? in PAPERBACK

The Social Construction of What?

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PAPERBACK

$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674004122

Publication Date: 11/15/2000

Short

272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Preface
  • 1. Why Ask What?
  • 2. Too Many Metaphors
  • 3. What about the Natural Sciences?
  • 4. Madness: Biological or Constructed?
  • 5. Kind-making: The Case of Child Abuse
  • 6. Weapons Research
  • 7. Rocks
  • 8. The End of Captain Cook
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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