Science, Geography of

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Interest in the geography of science has increased significantly over the past 20 years to create a highly interdisciplinary field of inquiry. Rejecting the spatial determinism of earlier work, geographers and many others have developed insights from the sociology and philosophy of science and from social and cultural theory to examine the spatiality of science in all of its diversity and complexity. Particular attention has been paid to the sites at which scientific knowledge has been produced, assessed, and consumed and to the transmission of science over physical, cultural, and cognitive terrain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2015

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    Finnegan, D. A. (2015). Science, Geography of. In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition) (2nd ed., pp. 236-240). Elsevier.