Local Knowledge and the Precarious Extension of Scientific Networks: A Reflection on Three Case Studies

Local Knowledge and the Precarious Extension of Scientific Networks: A Reflection on Three Case... relationships between forms of knowledge, systems of meaning and local environments and spaces. Historical analysis has shown how local and regional identities have been shaped by the social and institutional linkages that have tied people to place. Likewise, it has been recognized that movements of people to and from places have resulted in ‘hybrid’ cultures and transformations in forms of knowledge. In turn, these have resulted in transformed environments. Encounters between differing cultural forms and ways of thinking are an ongoing aspect of social, spatial and environmental change. With the modern environmental crisis comes a renewed emphasis on such encounters, for the relationships between the local and global, the traditional and the modern, the romantic and the rational, become bound into a concern with the destructive transformation of natural environments. The link, therefore, between ways of thinking and doing and the physical environment in which these social activities take place is re-established in a particularly forceful fashion. Moreover, the question of how knowledge should be properly related to particular socio-spatial contexts takes on a new urgency. Nowhere is this more evident than in discussions of science. In the light of the environmental crisis science is held up as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociologia Ruralis Wiley

Local Knowledge and the Precarious Extension of Scientific Networks: A Reflection on Three Case Studies

Sociologia Ruralis, Volume 37 (1) – Apr 1, 1997

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Wiley
Copyright
European Society for Rural Sociology 1997
ISSN
0038-0199
eISSN
1467-9523
D.O.I.
10.1111/1467-9523.00035
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Abstract

relationships between forms of knowledge, systems of meaning and local environments and spaces. Historical analysis has shown how local and regional identities have been shaped by the social and institutional linkages that have tied people to place. Likewise, it has been recognized that movements of people to and from places have resulted in ‘hybrid’ cultures and transformations in forms of knowledge. In turn, these have resulted in transformed environments. Encounters between differing cultural forms and ways of thinking are an ongoing aspect of social, spatial and environmental change. With the modern environmental crisis comes a renewed emphasis on such encounters, for the relationships between the local and global, the traditional and the modern, the romantic and the rational, become bound into a concern with the destructive transformation of natural environments. The link, therefore, between ways of thinking and doing and the physical environment in which these social activities take place is re-established in a particularly forceful fashion. Moreover, the question of how knowledge should be properly related to particular socio-spatial contexts takes on a new urgency. Nowhere is this more evident than in discussions of science. In the light of the environmental crisis science is held up as

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Sociologia RuralisWiley

Published: Apr 1, 1997

References

  • Here and everywhere: the sociology of scientific knowledge
    Shapin, Shapin

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