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New Book Co-edited by Prof. Elena Aronova

bookcover of book edited in part by Elena Aronova titled Science Studies During the Cold War and Beyond Paradigms Defected

A collection of essays co-edited by Prof. Elena Aronova titled Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond: Paradigms Defected, has recently been published. This book – a contribution to the history of science during the Cold War-  explores the emergence of the field known as “science studies.”

One of the main contributions of the collection – which Aronova co-edited with Simone Turchetti from the University of Manchester – is to note how science was not just something that scientists did but a topic that was subject to considerable and often anxious scrutiny on both sides of the Iron Curtain.