The Spatial Turn: Geographical Approaches in the History of Science [Book Review]

Journal of the History of Biology 41 (2):369 - 388 (2008)
Abstract
Over the past decade or so a number of historians of science and historical geographers, alert to the situated nature of scientific knowledge production and reception and to the migratory patterns of science on the move, have called for more explicit treatment of the geographies of past scientific knowledge. Closely linked to work in the sociology of scientific knowledge and science studies and connected with a heightened interest in spatiality evident across the humanities and social sciences this 'spatial turn' has informed a wide-ranging body of work on the history of science. This discussion essay revisits some of the theoretical props supporting this turn to space and provides a number of worked examples from the history of the life sciences that demonstrate the different ways in which the spaces of science have been comprehended.
Keywords historiography  science  sociology  spatiality
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,007
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA
Merlin Sheldrake (2012). Albert Howard and the Mycorrhizal Association. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 43 (1):225-231.
Similar books and articles
Peter J. Taylor (1994). Shifting Frames: From Divided to Distributed Psychologies of Scientific Agents. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:304 - 310.
H. E. Baber (1987). How Bad Is Rape? Hypatia 2 (2):125 - 138.
Bonnie Tamarkin Paller (1986). Naturalized Philosophy of Science, History of Science, and the Internal/External Debate. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:258 - 268.
Robert Batterman (1992). Quantum Chaos and Semiclassical Mechanics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:50 - 65.
Janet A. Kourany (1992). Towards a Female-Friendly Philosophy of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:320 - 332.
Tang Yijie & Yan Xin (2008). The Contemporary Significance of Confucianism. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (4):477 - 501.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-05-29

Total downloads

13 ( #120,538 of 1,101,156 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #177,254 of 1,101,156 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.