Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780226410319 Published August 1986
E-book $7.00 to $32.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226410326 Published December 2010

The Lysenko Affair

David Joravsky

The Lysenko Affair
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David Joravsky

474 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1970
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780226410319 Published August 1986
E-book $7.00 to $32.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226410326 Published December 2010
The Lysenko affair was perhaps the most bizarre chapter in the history of modern science. For thirty years, until 1965, Soviet genetics was dominated by a fanatical agronomist who achieved dictatorial power over genetics and plant science as well as agronomy.

"A standard source both for Soviet specialists and for sociologists of science."—American Journal of Sociology

"Joravsky has produced . . . the most detailed and authoritative treatment of Lysenko and his view on genetics."—New York Times Book Review
Contents
Preface
1. Soviet Ideology as a Problem
2. A Crisis of Faith in Science
3. Harmless Cranks
Michurin
Lysenko and Other Peasant Scientists
4. Raising Stalin's Hand
The First Clashes
Systematic Conflict
5. Stalinist Self-Defeat, 1936-1950
"Discussion"
Terror
The Final "Discussion"
6. Self-Conquest, 1950-1965
Under Stalin
Under Khrushchev
Against Khrushchev
7. Academic Issues: Science
Plant Physiology
Genetics
The Autonomy of Scientists
8. Academic Issues: Marxism
Philosophy
The Human Animal
9. The Criterion of Practice
Potatoes
Corn
Land
10. Ideologies and Realities
Appendix A. Repressed Specialists
Appendix B. For the Kremlinologists
Bibliography
Notes
Index
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