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    Science and the Mechanics' Institutes, 1820–1850: The Case of Sheffield.Ian Inkster - 1975 - Annals of Science 32 (5):451-474.
    This paper points out that the provincial mechanics' institutes of England in their early years were as much the product of a general and pervasive scientific culture as they were of a particular educational movement. To this extent the institutes can be interpreted within the context of wider social and economic changes. The bulk of the paper relates to the Mechanics' Institute at Sheffield in the period 1832–50, but through this and other material it is argued that this case study (...)
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    Science and Society in the Metropolis: A Preliminary Examination of the Social and Institutional Context of the Askesian Society of London, 1796–1807.Ian Inkster - 1977 - Annals of Science 34 (1):1-32.
    This paper attempts to suggest the changing organisation of scientific culture and scientific institutions in London in the approximate period 1790–1820. A preliminary survey of the varieties of science in the city is followed by a treatment of one instance of informal association, the Askesian Society of 1796–1807. The intention is to provide a significant amount of data in an extra-institutional manner, and to illustrate a possible relationship between scientific culture and scientific advance. It is hoped that the essay might (...)
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    Science Has No National Borders: Harry C. Kelly and the Reconstruction of Science and Technology in Postwar JapanHideo Yoshikawa Joanne Kauffman Masao Yoshida.Ian Inkster - 1996 - Isis 87 (4):750-750.
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    Maxine Berg. The Age of Manufactures. Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain, 1700–1820. London: Fontana Paperback, 1985. Pp. 378. ISBN 0-00-686019-2. £4.95. [REVIEW]Ian Inkster - 1987 - British Journal for the History of Science 20 (1):98-99.
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    Nathan Reingold & Marc Rothenberg . Scientific Colonialism: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987. Pp. Xiii + 398. ISBN 0-87474-785-6. [REVIEW]Ian Inkster - 1988 - British Journal for the History of Science 21 (3):382-384.
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    Science, Technology and Economic Development—Japanese Historical Experience in Context.Ian Inkster - 1991 - Annals of Science 48 (6):545-563.
    Often enough, the uniqueness of Japanese economic history has been analysed in terms of overarching ‘cultural’ imperatives. The following paper utilizes key episodes in the transition of the Japanese economy in order to suggest that its impetus lay in the political economy of the nation's relations with Western science and technology and the subsequent developments whereby technological change became institutionalized. The power of the Japanese State—forged from a heady mixture of relative backwardness, fear, and militarism—was a necessary feature of national (...)
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    Technology Transfer: The Historical Dimensions in Detail, MetaScience.Ian Inkster - 1990 - Metascience 8:12-19.
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    Prometheus Bound: Technology and Industrialization in Japan, China and India Prior to 1914—a Political Economy Approach.Ian Inkster - 1988 - Annals of Science 45 (4):399-426.
    The contrasting economic and technological histories of Japan, China, and India prior to 1914 are very often explained in socio-cultural terms. It is too easily assumed that culturally Japan was somehow more ‘prone’ to development along Western lines than were either of China and India. This paper addresses the socalled ‘failure’ of economic modernization in China and India in terms of socioeconomic processes and mechanisms. Knowledge and machinery were transferred to all three nations prior to 1914. But only in Japan (...)
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    Science and Technology in a Multicultural World: The Cultural Politics of Facts and Artifacts. David J. Hess.Ian Inkster - 1996 - Isis 87 (3):527-528.
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    Robert Goodacre's Astronomy Lectures (1823–1825), and the Structure of Scientific Culture in Philadelphia.Ian Inkster - 1978 - Annals of Science 35 (4):353-363.
    (1978). Robert Goodacre's astronomy lectures (1823–1825), and the structure of scientific culture in Philadelphia. Annals of Science: Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 353-363.
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    Charles Sylvester and the Great Railroad Debate.Ian Inkster - 1972 - Annals of Science 28 (2):113-120.
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    James E. McClellanIII . The Applied‐Science Problem. . 221 Pp., Illus. Jersey City, N.J.: Jensen/Daniels Publishers, 2008. $18.95. [REVIEW]Ian Inkster - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):640-641.
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    Sociology of Scientific Knowledge: A Source Book. H. M. Collins.Ian Inkster - 1984 - Isis 75 (3):577-578.
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    Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan. William M. Tsutsui.Ian Inkster - 2000 - Isis 91 (3):627-628.
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    The Rice Economies: Technology and Development in Asian Societies. Francesca Bray.Ian Inkster - 1988 - Isis 79 (2):344-345.
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    The Technological Transformation of Japan: From the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century. Tessa Morris-Suzuki.Ian Inkster - 1997 - Isis 88 (1):129-130.
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    Appropriate Technology, Alternative Technology and the Chinese Model: Terminology and Analysis.Ian Inkster - 1989 - Annals of Science 46 (3):263-276.
    This paper, the first of two on science and technology in Modern China, sets out to estimate the success of China's technology strategy since 1949. It focuses on a clarification of such key terms as ‘appropriate technology’ and ‘alternative technology’. We argue that any statement about technology policy or its success involves an analysis of institutions as well as physical artifacts or production processes. A review of Chinese economic development in terms of technological phases suggests that recent changes designed to (...)
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    The Japanese and Western ScienceMasao Watanabe Otto Theodor Benfey.Ian Inkster - 1992 - Isis 83 (3):471-472.
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    Essay Review Global Ambitions: Science and Technology in International Historical Perspective, 1450-1800.Ian Inkster - 1997 - Annals of Science 54:611-622.
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    Christine Macleod. Inventing the Industrial Revolution; The English Patent System, 1660–1800. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988, Pp. X + 302. ISBN 0-521-30104-1. £25.00, $44.50. [REVIEW]Ian Inkster - 1990 - British Journal for the History of Science 23 (3):334-336.
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