Segerstrale on the Sokal Hoax
- From today's Science
Volume 290, Number 5497, Issue of 1 Dec 2000, pp. 1703-1705.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE:
Stirred, Not Shaken
A review by Ullica Segerstråle
The Sokal Hoax The Sham That Shook the Academy
The Editors of Lingua Franca, Eds.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2000. 283 pp. Paper, $20. ISBN
This collection presents Sokal's original article on "quantum gravity," the
essay in which he revealed his hoax, a broad sampling of the news coverage and
opinion pieces generated by his actions, and additional commentary on the
long-term meaning of the affair from a range of scholars.
The author is in the Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of
Technology, 3255 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA. E-mail:
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