Resist, scientist! Countering degradation rituals in science

Therese, Sandrine and Martin, Brian (2014) Resist, scientist! Countering degradation rituals in science. Prometheus, 32 2: 203-220. doi:10.1080/08109028.2014.969022

Author Therese, Sandrine
Martin, Brian
Title Resist, scientist! Countering degradation rituals in science
Journal name Prometheus   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0810-9028
Publication date 2014-10-21
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08109028.2014.969022
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 203
End page 220
Total pages 18
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract When the work and reputation of scientists suffer ritual degradation, a range of tactics can be deployed to resist and rework the psychological and social impacts. Five key resistance tactics to degradation in science are revealing degradation rituals, redeeming the reputation of the targeted scientist, reframing the degradation as unfair, redirecting attention to other domains, and refusing to cooperate with the rituals. These tactics are illustrated through three case studies of scientists targeted for conducting research threatening to the interests of powerful groups.
Keyword Degradation rituals in science
Countering degradation rituals in science
Resistance to degradation rituals in science
Politics of degradation rituals
Degradation ceremonies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 21 Nov 2014, 16:16:12 EST by Sandrine Therese on behalf of School of Social Science