Bourgeois pseudoscience (Russian: Буржуазная лженаука) was a term of condemnation in the Soviet Union for certain scientific disciplines that were deemed unacceptable from an ideological point of view.
At various times pronounced "bourgeois pseudosciences" were: genetics,[notes 1] cybernetics, sociology, semiotics, and comparative linguistics.[notes 2] This attitude was most prevalent during the rule of Joseph Stalin.
Other disciplines[which?] were declared "bourgeois pseudosciences" in the People's Republic of China. Using anesthetics was considered reactionary, since Chairman Mao Zedong had introduced the anesthesia by acupuncture.
- Suppressed research in the Soviet Union
- Censorship in the Soviet Union
- Soviet historiography
- Racial policy of Nazi Germany
- Loren R. Graham (2004) Science in Russia and the Soviet Union. A Short History. Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Science. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-28789-0
- Mark Walker (2002) Science and Ideology. A Comparative History. Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-27122-6
- Kimball Atwood “Acupuncture Anesthesia”: a Proclamation from Chairman Mao (Part IV)
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