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Scandals and Scoundrels: Seven Cases That Shook the Academy

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Ron Robin takes an intriguing look at the shifting nature of academic and public discourse in this incisive consideration of recent academic scandals—including charges of plagiarism against Stephen Ambrose, Derek Freeman's attempt to debunk Margaret Mead's research, Michael Bellesiles's alleged fabrication of an early America without weapons, Joseph Ellis's imaginary parti ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published October 11th 2004 by University of California Press
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Dylan
Sep 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Mildly interesting accounts of academic scandals including Alan Sokal's Social Text hoax article, Napoleon Chagnon's questionable research among the Yanomami, and Margaret Mead's alleged falsehoods about the people of Samoa.
Elizabeth
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book did a nice job of summarizing some of the more notorious scandals that have taken place in academia within the past couple decades, though it did so with more of a technologically determinist bent than I would have preferred. Therefore, while I was sympathetic to Robin's final argument that attention to such scandals is actually positive for the academy, I wasn't ever wholly convinced that this increased attention comes from the ease with which the general public learns of scandal and ...more
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May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent look at some cases that drew into question the output of scholars and the academy in general. A great look into seven specific instances in which the academy needed to reevaluate the way in which articles and books were examined.
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