Hyperprofessionalism and the Crisis of Readership in the History of Science

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dc.contributor.author Shapin, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-19T13:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Shapin, Steven. 2005. Hyperprofessionalism and the crisis of readership in the history of science. Isis 96(2): 238-243 en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-1753 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3219883
dc.description.abstract There is a crisis of readership for work in our field, as in many other academic disciplines. One of its causes is a pathological form of the professionalism that we so greatly value. "Hyperprofessionalism" is a disease whose symptoms include self-referentiality, self-absorption, and a narrowing of intellectual focus. This essay describes some features and consequences of hyperprofessionalism in the history of science and offers a modest suggestion for a possible cure. en
dc.description.sponsorship History of Science en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/431535 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/bios/docs/shapin-hyper_prof.pdf en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Hyperprofessionalism and the Crisis of Readership in the History of Science en
dc.relation.journal Isis en
dash.depositing.author Shapin, Steven

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