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Refashioning the Spaces of London Science: Elite Epistemes in the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Bernard Lightman

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226487267
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226487298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0002
Refashioning the Spaces of London Science: Elite Epistemes in the Nineteenth Century

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This chapter offers a survey of several sites for science in London, England. The analysis reveals how different scientific sites operated different moral and epistemic economies like the privileged venues patronized by figures like Joseph Banks and those occupied by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. These sites were not simply physical locations, but symbolic urban places whose occupants were aligned for or against aristocratic privilege, radical reform, or scientific naturalism.

Keywords: science; London; England; scientific sites; moral economies; epistemic economies; Joseph Banks; British Association for the Advancement of Science; aristocratic privilege; scientific naturalism

Chapter.  10315 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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