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Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science
edited by David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers
University of Chicago Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-0-226-48729-8 | Cloth: 978-0-226-48726-7
Library of Congress Classification Q127.G4G46 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 509.034

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In Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science, David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers gather essays that deftly navigate the spaces of science in this significant period and reveal how each is embedded in wider systems of meaning, authority, and identity. Chapters from a distinguished range of contributors explore the places of creation, the paths of knowledge transmission and reception, and the import of exchange networks at various scales. Studies range from the inspection of the places of London science, which show how different scientific sites operated different moral and epistemic economies, to the scrutiny of the ways in which the museum space of the Smithsonian Institution and the expansive space of the American West produced science and framed geographical understanding. This volume makes clear that the science of this era varied in its constitution and reputation in relation to place and personnel, in its nature by virtue of its different epistemic practices, in its audiences, and in the ways in which it was put to work.



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