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The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1

Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

  • William deJong-Lambert
  • Nikolai Krementsov
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About this book

Introduction

This volume covers the global history of the Lysenko controversy, while exploring in greater depth the background of D. Lysenko’s career and influence in the USSR. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in a variety of aspects—his influence upon art, unrecognized predecessors, and the extent to which genetics continued in the USSR even while he was in power, and the revival of his reputation today—the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.

Keywords

Lysenkosim Iron Curtain Soviet agricultural policy genetics and natural selection big science

Editors and affiliations

  • William deJong-Lambert
    • 1
  • Nikolai Krementsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Bronx Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

About the editors

William deJong-Lambert is an Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY, and Associate Faculty of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, USA. His book, The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: An Introduction to the Lysenko Affair, was published in 2012.

 

Nikolai Krementsov is a Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of Soviet science, biomedical research, eugenics, and intersections of science and literature.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1
  • Book Subtitle Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond
  • Editors William deJong-Lambert
    Nikolai Krementsov
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39176-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-39175-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81835-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-39176-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Russian, Soviet, and East European History
    History of Science
    Foreign Policy
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Reviews

“The texts published in this two-volume anthology bring new perspectives to discussions about the relationship between science and democracy. … this publication represents what is the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the phenomenon of Lysenkoism in the twentieth century to date.” (Doubravka Olšáková, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. jgo.e-reviews, Issue 2, 2019)