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Undone ScienceSocial Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions$
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David J. Hess

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035132

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.001.0001

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The Organizational Forms of Counterpublic Knowledge

The Organizational Forms of Counterpublic Knowledge

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Undone Science

David J. Hess

The MIT Press

The chapter reviews literature in social movement studies on resource mobilization, mobilizing structures, and organizations, then it examines a parallel literature in science and technology studies on networks. It suggests a way to build on these literatures by analyzing the organizational dimension of counterpublic knowledge, and it argues that three are four main types of organizational forms. Scientific and intellectual movements involve attempts to reform research agendas within the scientific field; science associations and public interest science organizations involve means by which scientists communicate with the public and political field; citizen-science alliances involve collaborative projects between citizen groups and scientists; and citizen science involves research projects by lay communities.

Keywords:   social movement, organizations, mobilizing structures, networks, citizen science, lay knowledge, scientific and intellectual movements, public interest science organizations

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