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  1. Boundary-Work and the Demarcation of Science From Non-Science: Strains and Interests in Professional Ideologies of Scientists.Thomas F. Gieryn - 1983 - American Sociological Review 48 (6):781-795.
    The demarcation of science from other intellectual activities-long an analytic problem for philosophers and sociologists-is here examined as a practical problem for scientists. Construction of a boundary between science and varieties of non-science is useful for scientists' pursuit of professional goals: acquisition of intellectual authority and career opportunities; denial of these resources to "pseudoscientists"; and protection of the autonomy of scientific research from political interference. "Boundary-work" describes an ideological style found in scientists' attempts to create a public image for science (...)
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  • A Historical Perspective On Science And Its “Others”.Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent - 2009 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 100:359-368.
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