Isis’s Second Look at John Burnham’s How Superstition Won and Science Lost

The December 2019 issue of Isis features a Second Look section dedicated to John Burnham’s book How Superstition Won and Science Lost. Contributions to this section are listed below and are free to access here.

“John Burnham’s How Superstition Won and Science Lost: Editors’ Introduction,” by Matthew Lavine and Alexandra Hui.

“Track Conditions: Upon Revisiting How Superstition Won and Science Lost,” by Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette.

“Burnham, Popular Science, and Popularization,” by Nadine Weidman.

“Look from Afar: Fragmented Authority in China and the United States,” by Sigrid Schmalzer.

“The Other Demarcation Problem,” by Michael D. Gordin.

“Whose Science Wins or Loses? (And What’s Left for Reason After?),” by Hansun Hsiung.

“Polemic versus History: Reflections on John C. Burnham’s How Superstition Won and Science Lost,” by Bruce V. Lewenstein.

“From Maverick to Mole: John C. Burnham, Tobacco Consultant,” by Nicolas Rasmussen and Robert N. Proctor.

“Popularizing, Moralizing, and the Soul of American Science,” by Katherine Pandora.

“An American Jeremiad: John C. Burnham and the History of Science Popularization,” by Nancy Tomes.

““With Hindsight, I See That I Was Right”: John C. Burnham’s Final Words, as Recounted by a Trickster,” by Stephen T. Casper.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.