Making Space for Science

Territorial Themes in the Shaping of Knowledge

  • Crosbie Smith
  • Jon Agar

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Making Space for Science

    1. Crosbie Smith, Jon Agar
      Pages 1-23
  3. Of the Territory

  4. Of Working Classes

  5. Of Pastoral Privileges

  6. Of Metropolitan Spaces

  7. Of Research Sites

  8. Afterword: Scientific Knowledge, Power and Space

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 338-374

About this book


In recent years there has been a growing recognition that a mature analysis of scientific and technological activity requires an understanding of its spatial contexts. Without these contexts, indeed, scientific practice as such is scarcely conceivable. Making Space for Science brings together contributors with diverse interests in the history, sociology and cultural studies of science and technology since the Renaissance. The editors aim to provide a series of studies, drawn from the history of science and engineering, from sociology and sociology and science, from literature and science, and from architecture and design history, which examine the spatial foundations of the sciences from a number of complementary perspectives.


cultural studies individual individuality perception renaissance

Editors and affiliations

  • Crosbie Smith
    • 1
  • Jon Agar
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

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