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

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ISBN-10: 9058230015

ISBN-13: 9789058230010

Edition: 2000

Authors: David Turnbull

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This text brings together a wide range of traditions as diverse as cathedral building, cartography, Micronesian navigation and turbulance research, to provide a comparison of ways in which knowledge is created.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: From Rationality to Messiness: Rethinking Technoscientific Knowledge
"On With the Motley": The Contingent Assemblage of Knowledge Spaces
Talk, Templates and Tradition: How the Masons Built Chartres Cathedral Without Plans
Tricksters and Cartographers: Maps, Science and the State in the Making of a Modern Scientific Knowledge Space
Pacific Navigation: An Alternative Scientific Tradition
Making Malaria Curable: Extending a Knowledge Space to Create a Vaccine
Messiness and Order in Turbulence Research
Conclusion: Rationality, Relativism and the Politics of Knowledge