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The One Culture?A Conversation about Science$
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Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226467221

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.001.0001

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It's a Conversation

It's a Conversation

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(p.221) Chapter 21 It's a Conversation
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The One Culture?
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Trevor Pinch

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0021

There is a well-known finding in the field of conversation analysis that participants in conversations display a proclivity to end in agreement. The sense of moving toward agreement, which one finds in the first round of contributions, is surely further indication that a real conversation is taking place. That a conversation is a social event should not be forgotten. It is surely no accident that the productive exchange (remarked upon by several contributors) between David Mermin and Collins and Pinch has been accompanied by many face-to-face meetings. Mermin himself notes the importance of his having spent time with David Bloor for his forming a charitable attitude toward Bloor's intentions.

Keywords:   conversation, David Mermin, academic exchanges, David Bloor, social event, face-to-face meetings

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