Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States

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Free Press, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 335 pages
Zuckerman (sociology, Columbia U.) chronicles Nobel prize winners and the stratification system in 20th century science, tracking the careers of all American laureates who won prizes from 1907 to 1972. By examining the interplay of merit and privilege at each stage of their careers, she creates a portrait of a scientific elite whose advantages perpetuate disparities between themselves and other scientists. The appendices contain interviews with Nobel prize winners and lists of recipients. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Moving into the Scientific Elite

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