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The Resource A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy, Jean-Guy Prévost

A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy, Jean-Guy Prévost

Label
A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy
Title
A total science
Title remainder
statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Guy Prévost
Title variation
Statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on the growing body of work devoted to the history and sociology of statistics, A Total Science offers an in-depth study of the evolution of Italian statistics as a discipline. Jean-Guy Prevost brings together aspects that are often looked at separately, such as theoretical and epistemological foundations and their practical application, along with the formation of a scientific community, its institutions, internal politics, and relations with the state." "Prevost charts how Italian statistics emerged as a full-fledged discipline, giving rise to a network of university chairs, journals, and other institutions. He focuses on episodes such as the creation of the famous Gini coefficient and the statisticians' participation in Italy's war effort and analyses the intellectual project to which most statisticians were committed: creating a quantitative social science. In doing so he reveals the political and ideological use of their work during the Fascist era."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prévost, Jean-Guy
Dewey number
314.509/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HA37.I82
LC item number
P74 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gini, Corrado
  • Statistics
  • Statisticians
  • Fascism
  • Science and state
  • Gini, Corrado
  • Statistiques
  • Statisticiens
  • Fascisme
  • Politique scientifique et technique
Label
A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy, Jean-Guy Prévost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318667024
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9780773535398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318667024
Label
A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy, Jean-Guy Prévost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318667024
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9780773535398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318667024

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