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Vaccine Skepticism and the Accumulation of Distrust

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in The Western Disease: Contesting Autism in the Somali Diaspora

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226545752
eISBN:
9780226772394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772394.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores how contestations around vaccines have affected the Somali community in Minneapolis. Concerns about vaccination in Minneapolis circulate, very specifically, around whether the ... More


Political and Epistemic Mobilization

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in The Western Disease: Contesting Autism in the Somali Diaspora

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226545752
eISBN:
9780226772394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772394.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the racial formations and public health approaches in Canada and the US differentially inform the content and scope of Somalis’ epistemic communities. The chapter explains ... More


Dissent and Its Discontents

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

in The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter presents the philosophical approach used in this book to deal with the problematic epistemic and social consequences of some scientific dissent. It challenges approaches to ... More


Where Disagreements Can Lie: Attending to Values in Policy

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

in The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 10 proposes a second recommendation to deal with the negative adverse effects that normatively inappropriate dissent (NID) can have: it calls for a recognition of the limits of scientific ... More


Values in Science and the Erosion of Trust

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

in The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers another factor that plays a role in eroding the public’s trust in science: concerns about the negative influence of nonepistemic values in science, particularly in ... More


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