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How knowledge moves : writing the transnational history of science and technology

Author: John Krige
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knowledge matters, and states have a stake in managing its movement to protect a variety of local and national interests. The view that knowledge circulates by itself in a flat world, unimpeded by national boundaries, is a myth. The transnational movement of knowledge is a social accomplishment, requiring negotiation, accommodation, and adaptation to the specificities of local contexts. This volume of essays by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Krige
ISBN: 9780226605852 022660585X 9780226605999 022660599X
OCLC Number: 1042082710
Description: vii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: writing the transnational history of science and technology / John Krige --
The US regulatory state. Restricting the transnational movement of "knowledgeable bodies": the interplay of US visa restrictions and export controls in the Cold War / Mario Daniels ; Export controls as instruments to regulate knowledge acquisition in a globalizing economy / John Krige --
Colonial and postcolonial contexts. California cloning in French Algeria: rooting pieds noirs and uprooting fellahs in the orange groves of the Mitidja / Tiago Saraiva ; Modalities of modernization: American technic in colonial and postcolonial India / Prakash Kumar ; Transnational knowledge, American hegemony: social scientists in US-occupied Japan / Miriam Kingsberg Kadia ; Dispersed sites: San Marco and the launch from Kenya / Asif Siddiqi ; Bringing the environment back in: a transnational history of Landsat / Neil M. Maher --
Individuals in flux. Manuel Sandoval Vallarta: the rise and fall of a transnational actor at the crossroad of World War II science mobilization / Adriana Minor ; The officer's three names: the formal, familiar, and bureaucratic in the transnational history of scientific fellowships / Michael J. Barany ; Scientific exchanges between the United States and Brazil in the twentieth century: cultural diplomacy and transnational movements / Olival Freire Jr. and Indianara Silva ; The transnational physical science study committee: the evolving nation in the world of science and education (1945-1975) / Josep Simon --
The nuclear regime. Technical assistance in movement: nuclear knowledge crosses Latin American borders / Gisela Mateos and Edna Suarez-Diaz ; Controlled exchanges: public-private hybridity, transnational networking, and knowledge circulation in US-China scientific discourse on nuclear arms control / Zuoyue Wang --
Afterword: reflections on writing the transnational history of science and technology / Michael J. Barany and John Krige.
Responsibility: edited by John Krige.

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How Knowledge Moves takes knowledge as its central object, with the goal of unraveling the relationships among people, ideas, and things that arise when they cross national borders.  Read more...

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