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The Resource On the frontier of science : an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation, Leah Ceccarelli

On the frontier of science : an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation, Leah Ceccarelli

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On the frontier of science : an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation
Title
On the frontier of science
Title remainder
an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation
Statement of responsibility
Leah Ceccarelli
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The frontier of science is a metaphor that has become ubiquitous in American rhetoric, from its first appearance in the public address of early twentieth-century American intellectuals and politicians who aligned a mythic national identity with scientific research, to its more recent use in scientists' arguments in favor of increased research funding. Here, Leah Ceccarelli explores what is selected and what is deflected when this metaphor is deployed, its effects on those who use it, and what rhetorical moves are made by those who try to counter its appeal. In her research, Ceccarelli discovers that the frontier of science evokes a scientist who is typically male, a risk taker, an adventurous loner, someone separated from a public that both envies and distrusts him, with a manifest destiny to penetrate the unknown. It conjures a competitive desire to claim the riches of a new territory before others can do the same. Closely reading the public address of scientists and politicians and the reception of their audiences, this book shows how the frontier of science metaphor constrains American speakers, helping to guide the ends of scientific research in particular ways and sometimes blocking scientists from attaining the very goals they set out to achieve
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Cataloging source
LGG
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Ceccarelli, Leah
Dewey number
507.2/073
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.U5
LC item number
C43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric and Public Affairs
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  • Research
  • Research
  • Scientists
  • Rhetoric
  • Communication in science
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Communication in science
  • Research
  • Research
  • Rhetoric
  • Scientists
  • United States
Label
On the frontier of science : an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation, Leah Ceccarelli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction ""; ""Chapter One. History of the Frontier of Science Metaphor ""; ""Chapter Two. The Frontier Metaphor in Public Speeches by American Scientists ""; ""Chapter Three. The Dangers of Bioprospecting on the Frontier: The Rhetoric of Edward O. Wilson's Biodiversity Appeals ""; ""Chapter Four. Biocolonialism and Human Genomics Research: The Frontier Mapping Expedition of Francis Collins ""; ""Chapter Five. Reframing the Frontier of Science: George W. Bush's Stem Cell Rhetoric ""; ""Conclusion ""; ""Notes ""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Index ""
Control code
863593986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628960334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3338334
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22573/ctt6xszb4
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863593986
Label
On the frontier of science : an American rhetoric of exploration and exploitation, Leah Ceccarelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction ""; ""Chapter One. History of the Frontier of Science Metaphor ""; ""Chapter Two. The Frontier Metaphor in Public Speeches by American Scientists ""; ""Chapter Three. The Dangers of Bioprospecting on the Frontier: The Rhetoric of Edward O. Wilson's Biodiversity Appeals ""; ""Chapter Four. Biocolonialism and Human Genomics Research: The Frontier Mapping Expedition of Francis Collins ""; ""Chapter Five. Reframing the Frontier of Science: George W. Bush's Stem Cell Rhetoric ""; ""Conclusion ""; ""Notes ""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Index ""
Control code
863593986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628960334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3338334
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xszb4
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863593986

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