The Resource Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller, (electronic resource)

Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller, (electronic resource)

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Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary
Title
Strung together
Title remainder
the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary
Statement of responsibility
Sean Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it. He demonstrates that the imaginative component of string theory is both integral and indispensable to it as a scientific discourse. While mathematical arguments provide precise prompts for physical intervention in the world, the imaginary that supplements mathematical argument within string theory technical discourse allows theorists to imagine themselves interacting with the cosmos as an abstract space in such a way that strings and branes as phenomena become substantiated and legitimized. And it is precisely this sort of imaginary--which Miller calls a scientific imaginary--duly substantiated and acculturated, that survives the move from string theory technical discourse to popularizations and ultimately to popular and literary discourses. In effect, a string theory imaginary legitimizes the science itself and helps to facilitate a virtual domestication of a cosmos that was heretofore remote, alien, and incomprehensible"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.8/0356
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS509.S3
LC item number
M55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A return to the eleventh dimension: string theory as a scientific imaginary -- The romance of encounter: string theory technical discourse -- Accessibility and authority: string theory popularizations -- The cosmic and domestic: adaptations of string theory in literature -- Strung together: string theory in contemporary globalized culture
Control code
ocn840416921
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Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472118663
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b34614631
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)840416921
  • ebl0472028960

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