Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Science - 263 pages
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In an eclectic and highly original study, Turnbull brings together traditions as diverse as cathedral building, Micronesian navigation, cartography and turbulence research. He argues that all our differing ways of producing knowledge - including science - are messy, spatial and local. Every culture has its own ways of assembling local knowledge, thereby creating space thrugh the linking of people, practices and places. The spaces we inhabit and assemblages we work with are not as homogenous and coherent as our modernist perspectives have led us to believe - rather they are complex and heterogeneous motleys.
  

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Review: Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

About maps and their relationship to power. How all knowledge is created in a distinct space, whether it's a literal geographic space or someplace more like a laboratory, established to control ... Read full review

Review: Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge

User Review  - Monti - Goodreads

Interesting book that can fall into postcolonial science & technology studies. Author's adoption of Homi Bhabha's idea of third space is worth to notice and can be a basis of building dialogues between indigenous knowledges and modern science. Read full review

Contents

RETHINKING TECHNOSCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE
1
THE CONTINGENT ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWLEDGE SPACES
19
HOW THE MASONS BUILT CHARTRES CATHEDRAL WITHOUT PLANS
55
MAPS SCIENCE AND THE STATE IN THE MAKING OF A MODERN SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE SPACE
91
AN ALTERNATIVE SCIENTIFIC TRADITION
133
EXTENDING A KNOWLEDGE SPACE TO CREATE A VACCINE
165
6 MESSINESS AND ORDER IN TURBULENCE RESEARCH
187
CONCLUSION
215
BIBLIOGRAPHY
239
Index
265
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