chapter posted on 07.11.2014, 14:27 by Heike Jons, David N. Livingstone, Peter Meusburger
More than two decades into the “geographical” turn within science studies (Shapin, 1998, pp. 5–6), geographies of science are a vibrant interdisciplinary field of research. Based on exciting work by geographers, historians, sociologists, and anthropologists of science, the ideas that science has a geography and that scientific knowledge bears the marks of particular locations have themselves become accepted facts, at least within this community of scholars. Indeed, it can be argued that the meaning of scientific knowledge “takes shape in response to spatial forces at every scale of analysis—from the macropolitical geography of national regions to the microsocial geography of local cultures” (Livingstone, 2003, p. 4)....
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Published inGeographies of Science
Pagesix - xvii
CitationMEUSBERGER, P., LIVINGSTONE, D.N. and JONS, H., 2010. Interdisciplinary geographies of science. IN: Meusburger, P., Livingstone, D.N. and Jons, H. (eds). Geographies of Science. Knowledge and Space, Volume 3. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. ix-xvii.
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NotesThis is the accepted for publication version of the Introduction to the book, Geographies of Science [© Springer Science + Business Media B.V.]. The definitive version can be viewed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8611-2. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.