(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIVINGSTONE D. (Directeur de publication) ; WITHERS C.W.J. (Directeur de publication) ;


This volume of original essays navigates the spaces of science in the period and reveals how each is embedded in wider systems of meaning, authority and identity. Chapters explore the places of creation, the paths of knowledge transmission and reception, and the importance of exchange networks. Studies range from inspection of places of science in London, showing 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 North American West produced science and framed geographical understanding. In this era, science varied in its constitution and reputation in relation to place and personnel, in its nature by virtue of its different epistemic practices, in its audience, and in the ways in which it was employed. - (HC)



ISBN : 9780226487267

Editor : University of Chicago Press, Chicago - ETATS-UNIS (2011)

Millesime : 2011  [536 p.]




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