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
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DOI 10.1007/s10739-007-9136-6
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