Anti-Establishment Science in Some British Journals

  • Jerome Ravetz
Part of the Sociology of the Sciences a Yearbook book series (SOSC, volume 3)


There are some people (though not very many as yet) who do not merely criticize the established science but attempt to create a new sort. Here, I will give a brief survey of the leading tendencies of a political cast in this movement as it appears within Britain. I will use journals rather than books as my source of evidence, for these are better indicators of the presence of stable small groups of people who create, and of larger groups who support them financially and otherwise.


British Journal Intellectual Culture Collective Issue Established Science National Liberation Movement 
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Notes and References

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    Science for People (Women’s Collective Issue) No. 29, Spring, 1975.Google Scholar
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    Science for People (Health Group Collective Issue) No. 38, Winter, 1977/78.Google Scholar
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    Science for People, No. 37, Autumn, 1977.Google Scholar
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    Science for People, No. 35, Spring, 1977.Google Scholar
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    Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, (Eds.) The Political Economy of Science, Macmillan, 1976, and The Radicalisation of Science, Macmillan, 1976.Google Scholar
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    Young, Robert, ‘Science is Social Relations’, Radical Science Journal, No. 5, 1977, pp. 65–131.Google Scholar
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    Goodman, John, Radical Science Journal No. 4, 1976, pp. 8–9.Google Scholar
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    Harper, Peter, Undercurrents No. 5, Winter, 1973-74.Google Scholar
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    Editorial, Undercurrents No. 20, Spring, 1977.Google Scholar
  10. The journal described above are not of the sort routinely purchased by academic libraries, hence I list below their addresses and subscription prices at the time of writing.Google Scholar
  11. Science for People is published quarterly by BSSRS, at 9 Poland Street, London, W. l. The price for non-members in U.K. is £2 for individuals, £5 for institutions.Google Scholar
  12. Undercurrents is published bi-monthly at £3.00 U.K. (6 dollars U.S.) from 12 South Street, Uley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England.Google Scholar
  13. Resurgence is published bi-monthly at £3.50 (7 dollars U.S.) for individuals, £5 (10 dollars U.S.) for institutions, form: Pentre Ifan, Felindre Farchog, Crymych, Dyfed, Wales.Google Scholar
  14. The New Ecologist, combined with The Ecologist Quarterly, cost £7 (U.S. 14 dollars) from ‘Ecologist’, 73 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7DS, U.K.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome Ravetz
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  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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