2019/04/19 Cindy Patton-Can a Research Question Violate a Human Right?
Topic：Can a Research Question Violate a Human Right?
Speaker：Cindy Patton, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
Venue：Room 106, HA Building 2, NCTU
*Lecture in English
Pierre Bourdieu's later work on the state revised Weber's notion of bureaucracy to consider the dual 'habitus' of the bureaucratic field, that is, the bureaucrat has a double moral duty, first to their specific discipline and second, to act on behalf of the whole.
The two talks position state-sponsored scientists as bureaucrats who on one hand, produce science on behalf of the whole, but also, experience 'moral fatigue' when their research products fail to achieve desired social goals.