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  1. Roger Cooter & Stephen Pumfrey (1994). Separate Spheres and Public Places: Reflections on the History of Science Popularization and Science in Popular Culture. History of Science 32 (97):237-267.score: 1032.0
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  2. Margrit Shildrick (1998). Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Science and Difference in Popular Culture Edited by Jennifer Terry and Jacqueline Urla. Body and Society 4 (1):113-115.score: 1005.0
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  3. Susan Sheets-Pyenson (1985). Popular Science Periodicals in Paris and London: The Emergence of a Low Scientific Culture, 1820–1875. Annals of Science 42 (6):549-572.score: 972.0
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  4. Mary Faith Marshall (2004). The Placebo Effect in Popular Culture. Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (1):37-42.score: 822.0
    This paper gives an overview of the placebo effect in popular culture, especially as it pertains to the work of authors Patrick O’Brian and Sinclair Lewis. The beloved physician as placebo, and the clinician scientist as villain are themes that respectively inform the novels, The Hundred Days and Arrowsmith. Excerpts from the novels, and from film show how the placebo effect, and the randomized clinical trial, have emerged into popular culture, and evolved over time.
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  5. Hermann von Helmholtz (1995). Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays. University of Chicago Press.score: 762.0
    Hermann von Helmholtz was a leading figure of nineteenth-century European intellectual life, remarkable even among the many scientists of the period for the range and depth of his interests. A pioneer of physiology and physics, he was also deeply concerned with the implications of science for philosophy and culture. From the 1850s to the 1890s, Helmholtz delivered more than two dozen popular lectures, seeking to educate the public and to enlighten the leaders of European society and governments (...)
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  6. Lee Barron (2012). Social Theory in Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 745.0
    Social theory can sometimes seem as though it's speaking of a world that existed long ago, so why should we continue to study and discuss the theories of these dead white men? Can their work still inform us about the way we live today? Are they still relevant to our consumer-focused, celebrity-crazy, tattoo-friendly world? This book explains how the ideas of classical sociological theory can be understood, and applied to, everyday activities like listening to hip-hop, reading fashion magazines or watching (...)
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  7. Roger Luckhurst & Josephine McDonagh (eds.) (2002). Transactions and Encounters: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Distributed Exclusively in the Usa by Palgrave.score: 700.0
    Transactions and Encounters examines a diverse range of emerging technologies in the Victorian era. Such topics are explored as the popular craze for microscopes the uncanny possibilities of the telephone the jostling for authority between literature and science, with scenes by and including Dickens and Lewes, Huxley and Gosse the weird imaginary around androgynous barnacles and the competing versions of a mind-reading act. These essays combine to produce an invigorating and involving attempt to re-cast understandings of 19th century (...)
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  8. Matthew C. Nisbet & Declan Fahy (2013). Bioethics in Popular Science: Evaluating the Media Impact of The Immortal Llife of Henrietta Lacks on the Biobank Debate. [REVIEW] BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):1-9.score: 684.0
    BackgroundThe global expansion of biobanks has led to a range of bioethical concerns related to consent, privacy, control, ownership, and disclosure. As an opportunity to engage broader audiences on these concerns, bioethicists have welcomed the commercial success of Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. To assess the impact of the book on discussion within the media and popular culture more generally, we systematically analyzed the ethics-related themes emphasized in reviews and articles about the (...)
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  9. Matthew Nisbet & Declan Fahy (2013). Bioethics in Popular Science: Evaluating the Media Impact of The Immortal Llife of Henrietta Lacks on the Biobank Debate. [REVIEW] BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):10-.score: 684.0
    Background: The global expansion of biobanks has led to a range of bioethical concerns related to consent, privacy, control, ownership, and disclosure. As an opportunity to engage broader audiences on these concerns, bioethicists have welcomed the commercial success of Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. To assess the impact of the book on discussion within the media and popular culture more generally, we systematically analyzed the ethics-related themes emphasized in reviews and articles about (...)
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  10. Jon Turney (1998). Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture. Yale University Press.score: 678.0
     
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  11. Arne Schirrmacher (2013). Popular Science as Cultural Dispositif: On the German Way of Science Communication in the Twentieth Century. Science in Context 26 (3):473-508.score: 635.0
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  12. Margaret S. Hrezo & John M. Parrish (eds.) (2010). Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture. Lexington Books.score: 607.5
    These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary ...
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  13. William Eamon (2000). Alchemy in Popular Culture: Leonardo Fioravanti and the Search for the Philosopher's Stone. Early Science and Medicine 5 (2):196-212.score: 597.0
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  14. Huib J. Zuidervaart (2004). Reflecting 'Popular Culture': The Introduction, Diffusion, and Construction of the Reflecting Telescope in the Netherlands. Annals of Science 61 (4):407-452.score: 582.0
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  15. Alison Winter (1994). Mesmerism and Popular Culture in Early Victorian England. History of Science 32 (97):317-343.score: 582.0
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  16. Robert M. Geraci (2011). Martial Bliss: War and Peace in Popular Science Robotics. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Technology 24 (3):339-354.score: 580.5
    In considering how to best deploy robotic systems in public and private sectors, we must consider what individuals will expect from the robots with which they interact. Public awareness of robotics—as both military machines and domestic helpers—emerges out of a braided stream composed of science fiction and popular science. These two genres influence news media, government and corporate spending, and public expectations. In the Euro-American West, both science fiction and popular science are ambivalent about (...)
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  17. Robin James (2013). Race and the Feminized Popular in Nietzsche and Beyond. Hypatia 28 (4):749-766.score: 540.0
    I distinguish between the nineteenth- to twentieth-century (modernist) tendency to rehabilitate (white) femininity from the abject popular, and the twentieth- to twenty-first-century (postmodernist) tendency to rehabilitate the popular from abject white femininity. Careful attention to the role of nineteenth-century racial politics in Nietzsche's Gay Science shows that his work uses racial nonwhiteness to counter the supposedly deleterious effects of (white) femininity (passivity, conformity, and so on). This move—using racial nonwhiteness to rescue pop culture from white femininity—is (...)
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  18. Louise Sundararajan (2014). Indigenous Psychology: Grounding Science in Culture, Why and How? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 44 (2).score: 531.0
    My agenda is to ground psychological science in culture by using complex rather than overly simple models of culture and using indigenous categories as criteria of a translation test to determine the adequacy of scientific models of culture. I first explore the compatibility between Chinese indigenous categories and complex models of culture, by casting in the theoretical framework of symmetry and symmetry breaking (Bolender, 2010) a series of translations performed on Fiske's (1991) relational models theory. (...)
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  19. Stéphanie Genz (2009). Postfemininities in Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 528.8
    Addressing the contradictions surrounding modern-day femininity and its complicated relationship with feminism and postfeminism, this book examines a range of popular female/feminist icons and paradigms. It offers an innovative and forward-looking perspective on femininity and the modern female self.
     
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  20. Gerald Weissmann (2009). Mortal and Immortal Dna: Science and the Lure of Myth. Bellevue Literary Press.score: 522.0
    Mortal and immortal DNA : Craig Venter and the lure of "lamia" -- Homeopathy : Holmes, hogwarts, and the Prince of Wales -- Citizen Pinel and the madman at Bellevue -- The experimental pathology of stress : Hans Selye to Paris Hilton -- Gore's fever and Dante's Inferno : Chikungunya reaches Ravenna -- Giving things their proper names : Carl Linnaeus and W.H. Auden -- Spinal irritation and fibromyalgia : Lincoln's surgeon general and the three graces -- Tithonus and the (...)
     
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  21. Thomas S. Hibbs (2011). Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture. Baylor University Press.score: 519.8
    Nihilism, American style -- The quest for evil -- The negative zone : suburban familial malaise in American beauty, Revolutionary road, and Mad men -- Normal nihilism as comic : Seinfeld, Trainspotting, and Pulp fiction -- Romanticism and nihilism -- Defense against the dark arts : from Se7en to the Dark knight and Harry Potter -- God got involved : sacred quests and overcoming nihilism -- Feels like the movies.
     
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  22. M. A. Min, Jiang Jin, Wang di, Joseph W. Esherick & L. U. Hanchao (2008). The Symposium on Urban Popular Culture in Modern China. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (4):499-532.score: 517.5
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  23. Daniel P. Malloy (2012). Four Recent Works in Philosophy and Popular Culture. Teaching Philosophy 35 (3):293-304.score: 515.3
    Popular culture is ubiquitous. And referencing popular culture can be an excellent pedagogical tool. Used properly, it provides students with easily accessible examples—in some cases examples they have already been interested in. Given these facts, the creation and expansion of the literature on the intersection of popular culture and philosophy is not surprising. The purpose of these volumes has been controversial since their inception, but they do seem ideally suited as introductory texts. This essay (...)
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  24. Alan Sokal, Letter to Physics Today in Reply to Peter Saulson's Review of My Book Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture.score: 513.0
    Every author has to expect that some reviewers will dislike his book, perhaps intensely. That is par for the course. But one might hope that even a scathingly negative review would be accurate in its summary of the book’s contents and principal arguments. Alas, Peter Saulson’s review1 of my book Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture 2 fails to meet this minimum standard.
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  25. Tetsuo Kogawa (1985). New Trends in Japanese Popular Culture. Telos 1985 (64):147-152.score: 513.0
    Popular culture’ has two Japanese translations: taishu bunka and minshu bunka. Bunka embraces the entire concept of ‘culture,’ but ‘popular’ isn't so easily translated. Taishu means a large number (tai) of population or groups (shu), while minshu means groups (shu) of ordinary people (min). Thus, minshu bunka is a more faithful translation of 'popular culture’ than taishu bunka. Yet, the expression minshu bunka does not occur as frequently as taishu bunka. This means that, in (...)
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  26. Ravinder Kumar (1995). Reflections on the Proposal:'A History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization'. In Surendra Nath Sen (ed.), Science, Philosophy, and Culture in Historical Perspective. Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture. 1--152.score: 513.0
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  27. Les Todres (2002). Humanising Forces: Phenomenology in Science; Psychotherapy in Technological Culture. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 2 (1).score: 513.0
    One of the concerns of the existential-phenomenological tradition has been to examine the human implications of living in a world of proliferating technology. The pressure to become more specialised and efficient has become a powerful value and quest. Both contemporary culture and science enables a view of human identity which focuses on our 'parts' and the compartmentalisation of our lives into specialised 'bits'. This is a kind of abstraction which Psychology has also, at times, taken in its concern (...)
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  28. Thomas S. Hibbs (1999). Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture From the Exorcist to Seinfeld. Spence Pub..score: 510.8
     
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  29. Lynette Turner (2002). Woman's Share in Primitive Culture: Science, Femininity and Anthropological Knowledge. In Roger Luckhurst & Josephine McDonagh (eds.), Transactions and Encounters: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Distributed Exclusively in the Usa by Palgrave. 182--203.score: 508.5
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  30. Ruth Barton (1998). Just Before Nature: The Purposes of Science and the Purposes of Popularization in Some English Popular Science Journals of the 1860s. Annals of Science 55 (1):1-33.score: 499.5
    Summary Popular science journalism flourished in the 1860s in England, with many new journals being projected. The time was ripe, Victorian men of science believed, for an ?organ of science? to provide a means of communication between specialties, and between men of science and the public. New formats were tried as new purposes emerged. Popular science journalism became less recreational and educational. Editorial commentary and reviewing the progress of science became more important. (...)
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  31. Beata Hoffmann (2013). Scent in Science and Culture. History of the Human Sciences 26 (5):0952695113508120.score: 489.0
    Although we are not aware of many spontaneous sensual experiences, we learn about the surrounding world through our senses. One of the objects of sensual experience is smell. It influences our decisions, shapes social interactions and is also a carrier of social meanings. Unfortunately, long-term conviction about the domination of sight over smell led to a belief in the pictorial character of our contemporary culture. Moreover, constant fluctuations between the promotion and ignoring of olfactory data have played a role (...)
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  32. Harvey Wheeler (1999). Francis Bacon's “Verulamium” the Common-Law Template of the Modern in English Science and Culture. Angelaki 4 (1):7 – 26.score: 486.0
    (1999). Francis Bacon's “VERULAMIUM” the common‐law template of the modern in english science and culture. Angelaki: Vol. 4, Judging the law, pp. 7-26.
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  33. Jaipreet Virdi (2010). Learning From Artifacts: A Review of the “Reading Artifacts: Summer Institute in the Material Culture of Science,” Presented by The Canada Science and Technology Museum and Situating Science Cluster. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 4 (1):276-279.score: 486.0
    Describing how the study of artifacts is greatly enhanced by an understanding of the history of museums, Ken Arnold remarks that there is “an implicit faith in the power of objects to tell, or at least ask, historians things that the written word alone cannot” (1999, p. 145). Rather than remaining mute objects or passive accessories to textual descriptions, artifacts (and the museums that house them) are tangible incarnations of the culture from which they emerged, providing unique information on (...)
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  34. Arthur F. McEvoy (1992). Science, Culture, and Politics in U.S. Natural Resources Management. Journal of the History of Biology 25 (3):469 - 486.score: 486.0
    What I have tried to do here is to provide a historical example of the interdependence between nature and culture that is one of the themes of this conference. To sum up: Scientific descriptions of the world emerge out of a complex interaction between nature, economic production, and the legal system. “Science” consists of a struggle among scientists, and between scientists and citizens, over what counts as “reality.” Lawmaking, in turn, consists of a struggle between people who want (...)
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  35. Diana Senechal (2011). Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture. R&L Education.score: 480.0
    Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1 Acknowledgments -- Chapter 2 Introduction: The Chatter of the Present -- Chapter 3 Definitions of Solitude -- Chapter 4 Distraction: The Flip Side of Engagement -- Chapter 5 Antigone: Literature as "Thinking Apart" -- Chapter 6 The Workshop Model in New York City -- Chapter 7 The Folly of the "Big Idea" -- Chapter 8 The Cult of Success -- Chapter 9 Mass Personalization and the "Underground Man" -- Chapter 10 The Need for Loneliness (...)
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  36. David Gentilcore (1994). Galileo Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (5):809-816.score: 474.8
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  37. David Gentilcore (1994). Galileo Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism: Mario Biagioli,(Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1993). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (5):809-816.score: 474.8
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  38. Dimitri Bayuk (2002). Literature, Music, and Science in Nineteenth Century Russian Culture: Prince Odoyevskiy's Quest for a Natural Enharmonic Scale. Science in Context 15 (2).score: 468.0
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  39. Mary Sanders Pollock & Catherine Rainwater (eds.) (2005). Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 463.5
    Figuring Animals is a collection of fifteen essays concerning the representation of animals in literature, the visual arts, philosophy, and cultural practice. At the turn of the new century, it is helpful to reconsider our inherited understandings of the species, some of which are still useful to us. It is also important to look ahead to new understandings and new dialogue, which may contribute to the survival of us all. The contributors to this volume participate in this dialogue in a (...)
     
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  40. R. Hanbury Brown (1986). The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion. Cambridge University Press.score: 462.0
    We live in a culture which, while largely dependent on science for its material welfare, is largely ignorant of the new ideas and perspectives on which science is based. This book examines the true significance of science and technology for society over the last three hundred years. Professor Hanbury Brown's insight and experience have resulted in a novel approach to the discussion of the cultural role of science. After reviewing the history of how science (...)
     
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  41. Dimitri Gutas, Felicitas Meta Maria Opwis & David Reisman (eds.) (2012). Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas. Brill.score: 459.0
    This collection of essays covers the classical heritage and Islamic culture, classical Arabic science and philosophy, and Muslim religious sciences, showing continuation of Greek and Persian thought as well as original Muslim contributions ...
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  42. Charles W. Colson (2005). Lies That Go Unchallenged in Popular Culture. Tyndale House Publishers.score: 456.8
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  43. Hīrālāla Jaina, Dharmacandra Jaina & R. K. Sharma (eds.) (2002). Jaina Philosophy, Art & Science in Indian Culture. Sharada Pub. House.score: 456.8
     
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  44. Benjamin Motz (2013). Cognitive Science in Popular Film: The Cognitive Science Movie Index. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (10):483-485.score: 456.8
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  45. J. Dunning-Davies (2007). Exploding a Myth: "Conventional Wisdom" or Scientific Truth? Horwood.score: 456.0
    In this book Jeremy Dunning-Davies deals with the influence that "conventional wisdom" has on science, scientific research and development. He sets out to explode' the mythical conception that all scientific topics are open for free discussion and argues that no-one can openly raise questions about relativity, dispute the 'Big Bang' theory, or the existence of black holes, which all seem to be accepted facts of science rather than science fiction. In today's modern climate with "Britain's radioactive refuse (...)
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  46. Mark Erickson (2005). Science, Culture and Society: Understanding Science in the Twenty-First Century. Polity.score: 454.5
    The book addresses key questions of what science is and how it is carried out, what the relationship between science and society is, how science is represented ...
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  47. Mario Biagioli & R. H. Naylor (1995). Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. Annals of Science 52 (3):315-316.score: 447.8
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  48. Amrita Basu (2009). Time in Indian Popular Culture. In Priyadarshi Patnaik, Suhita Chopra & D. Suar (eds.), Time in Indian Cultures: Diverse Perspectives. D.K. Printworld.score: 447.0
     
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  49. Paul Grobstein (2005). Revisiting Science in Culture: Science as Story Telling and Story Revising. Journal of Research Practice 1 (1):Article M1.score: 445.5
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  50. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (2013). Popular Science and Politics in Interwar France. Science in Context 26 (3):459-471.score: 445.5
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