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By Brett M. M. Bennett, Joseph M. M. Hodge

ISBN-10: 0230252281

ISBN-13: 9780230252288

This new survey of medical recreation in the British Empire is the main wide-ranging but released, reading the interconnections among technology, the British Empire, and the emergence of a globalized global. It identifies and analyzes the internet of medical networks crisscrossing the British Empire during which medical wisdom and authority have been produced, circulated and legitimated, significantly attractive with new methods of puzzling over networked connections throughout house. It bargains a comparative point of view that surveys a number of medical tasks and circuits, together with networks of agronomists, anatomists, botanists, foresters, geologists, marine biologists, oceanographers and physicists. As they chart the evolving practices, concepts, theoretical principles and agendas between examine scientists, technical advisers, imperial directors, and local peoples in Africa, Australia, Britain, India and somewhere else; each one bankruptcy combines rigorous learn with theoretical mirrored image in response to the most recent literature, in addition to serving as an invaluable advent to that literature.

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What can we learn by comparing knowledge production and networks of science during different stages of the British Empire, from the early nineteenth century to the age of ‘high’ imperialism, to the 24 Science and Empire ‘second colonial occupation’ and decolonization? How did various actors, both foreign and local, collaborate and interact to create new hybrid forms of scientific knowledge? How did imperial scientific communities evolve and reconfigure into postcolonial scientific networks? In posing and seeking answers to these questions, it is hoped that this book will serve as an important point of departure for future studies within the still relatively young and ever expanding field of the history of science in the British Empire.

The movement to centralize scientific research, education, and identity lasted in a variety of forms until the last days of the British Empire. Yet, despite their best efforts to establish and uphold a system of British imperial institutions, personnel and values, a close study of the historical configuration of diverse scientific networks operating within the Empire indicates that such networks were frequently influenced and structured by transnational and crosscultural exchanges. Governments often failed to centralize and control the movement of scientists, their ideas, or their schooling.

Beyond core and periphery: networks and the hybridization of knowledge Even before the postcolonial critique was widely felt within the field, some reviewers were concerned about the lack of precision used by historians of science and empire in defining the boundaries of the subject or the meaning of its terms. In an important piece written in the mid 1980s, Roy Macleod pointed out that the difference between ‘colonial’ and ‘imperial’ science was not always clear, and that ‘colonial science’ was often conflated with ‘scientific colonialism’ and ‘imperial science’ with ‘scientific imperialism’.

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