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Masons, tricksters and cartographers : comparative studies in the sociology of scientific and indigenous knowledge

Author: David Turnbull
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science and technology have created many of the problems besetting us at the turn of the century yet, paradoxically, we cannot address them without their assistance. This book takes a fresh approach  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Turnbull
ISBN: 9058230015 9789058230010
OCLC Number: 55143413
Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: From rationality to messiness : rethinking technoscientific knowledge --
'On with the motley' : the contingent assemblage of knowledge spaces --
Talk, templates and tradition : how the masons built Chartres Cathedral without plans --
Tricksters and cartographers : maps, science and the state in the making of a modern scientific knowledge space --
Pacific navigation : an alternative scientific tradition --
Making malaria curable : extending a knowledge space to create a vaccine --
Messiness and order in turbulence research --
Conclusion: Rationality, relativism and the politics of knowledge.
Other Titles: Comparative studies in the sociology of scientific and indigenous knowledge
Responsibility: David Turnbull.

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"This beautiful, passionate and inspiring book is essential reading for everyone interested in post colonialism and science and technology studies."-John Law of History of Consciousness Department, Read more...

 
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