ACCOUNTING FOR ANIMAL-EXPERIMENTS - IDENTITY AND DISREPUTABLE OTHERS
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) ACCOUNTING FOR ANIMAL-EXPERIMENTS - IDENTITY AND DISREPUTABLE OTHERS. SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES, 19 (2). pp. 189-204. ISSN 0162-2439Full text not available from this repository.
This article considers how scientists involved in animal experimentation attempt to defend their practices. Interviews with over 40 scientists revealed that, over and above direct criticisms of the antivivisection lobby, scientists used a number of discursive strategies to demonstrate that critics of animal experimentation are ethically and epistemologically inferior to British scientific practitioners. The scientists portrayed a series of negative ''others'' such as foreign scientists, farmers, and pet owners. In this manner they attempted to create a ''socioethical domain'' which rhetorically insulated them from criticism while simultaneously problematizing the critiques of the anti-animal-experimentation public. Some of the implications for relations between science and the public, especially regarding scientific credibility, are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 189-204|
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