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The Routledge handbook of science and empire

Andrew Goss (Editor)
"The Routledge Handbook of Science and Empire introduces readers to important new research in the field of science and empire. This compilation of inquiry into the inextricably intertwined history of science and empire reframes the field, showing that one could not have grown without the other. The volume expands the history of science through careful attention to connections, exchanges, and networks beyond the scientific institutions of Europe and the United States. These 27 original essays by established scholars and new talent examine: scientific and imperial disciplines, networks of science, scientific practice within empires, and decolonised science. The chapters cover a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology and psychiatry to biology and geology. There is global coverage, with essays about China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, India, the Middle East, Russia, the Arctic, and North and South America. Specialised essays cover Jesuit science, natural history collecting, energy systems, and science in UNESCO. With authoritative chapters by leading scholars, this is a guiding resource for all scholars of empire and science. Free of jargon and with clearly written essays, the handbook is a valuable path to further inquiry for any student of the history of science and empire"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2021
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, Oxon, 2021
xiv, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
9780367221256, 9781032026534, 9780429273360, 036722125X, 1032026537, 0429273363
Introduction: An imperial turn in the history of science / Andrew Goss
Situating the empire in history of science / Patik Chakrabarti
Cartography and empire from early modernity to postmodernity / Thomas Simpson
Racial Science / James Poskett
Meteorology and empire / Martin Mahony
Colonial psychiatry / Matthew M. Heaton
Anthropology and empire / Fenneke Sysling
Natural history collections and empire / Andreas Weber
Non-Western collectors and their contributions to natural history, c. 1750-1940 / Jennifer R. Morris
Energy and empire / Nathan Kapoor
Science, empire, and the old Society of Jesus, 1540-1773 / Maria Pia Donato and Sabina Pavone
Networks of knowledge in the Indo-Pacific, 1600-1800 / Dorit Brixius
Between transimperial networking and national antagnonism: German scientists in the British Empire during the long nineteenth century / Ulrike Kirchberger
Iberian science, Portuguese Empire, and cultures of inquiry in early-modern Europe / Hugh Cagle
The dynamic trajectory of French colonialism and science / Michael A. Osborne
Another empire: science in the Ottoman lands / Daniel A. Stolz
The planting of "colonial" science in Russian soil / Anna Kuxhausen
Scientific knowledge in the Qing Empire: engaging with the world, 1644-1911 / James Flowers
Empire, cultivation, and the environment in Southeast Asia since 1500 / Timothy P. Barnard
Science and its publics in British India / Charu Singh
From history of science to history of knowledge?: themes and perspectives in colonial Australasia / James Beattie and Ruth A. Morgan
Empires and science: the case of the sixteenth-century Iberian Empire / Antonio Barrera-Osorio
Science in early North America / Cameron B. Strang
Science, the United States, and Latin America / Megan Raby
Arctic Science / Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund
Science and decolonisation in UNESCO / Casper Andersen
Decolonising science and medicine in Indonesia / Hans Pols