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By W. Andrew Achenbaum

Gerontology didn't become a systematic box of inquiry within the usa till the 20th century. by way of tracing highbrow networks and reading institutional styles, Crossing Frontiers exhibits how previous age turned a "problem" worthy investigating and the way a multidisciplinary orientation took form. Gerontology continues to be a marginal highbrow company, yet its very strengths and weaknesses remove darkness from the politics of specialization and educational turf-fighting in U.S. better schooling.

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42 (1971): 186-201; Steven Weiland, Intellectual Craftsmen (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1991); Peter H. Rossi, "Researchers, Scholars and Policy Makers," Daedalus, vol. 98 (1964): 1,142-61; Jo Anne Brown and David K. van Keuren, The Estate of Social Knowledge (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991). 58 Philosophers disagree about the sources of authority and hegemony in scientific inquiry,59 but most acknowledge that scientific methods diverge from practices in other spheres of everyday life.

2 (1985): 11-24. See also Dudley Shapere, Reason and the Search for Knowledge (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1984), ch. 14. 53 Quotation from Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, ed. Colin Gordon (New York: Pantheon, 1980), p. 77. See also Foucault, The Archeology of Knowledge (New York: Pantheon, 1972), p. 37. See also Harry Redner, The Ends of Science (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1987); and Fritz Ringer, Fields of Knowledge (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992); Earl Hunt, "Cognitive Science," Annual Review of Psychology, vol.

Because this theme will be elaborated in Crossing Frontiers, it suffices to cite Arthur W. Staats, "Paradigmatic Behaviorism, Unified Theory Construction Methods, and the Zeitgeist of Separatism," American Psychologist, vol. 36 (March 1981): 239-56. Albert Rosenfeld, Prolongevity (New York: Avon, 1976), pp. vii, 198. , p. 197. The references to GRC, Michigan, and Duke appear on p. 204. This book refers to very few of the scientists Rosenfeld grouped together as "the gerontologist as Captain Ahab," treats GRC and Duke in ch.

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