Science Studies Elsewhere: The Experimental Life and the Other Within

Hofmänner, Alexandra. (2016) Science Studies Elsewhere: The Experimental Life and the Other Within. Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 30 (2). pp. 186-212.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://edoc.unibas.ch/62717/

Downloads: Statistics Overview


This study is concerned with current images of Science Studies travelling to places outside Western Europe and North America. These images focus on the movement of Science Studies' formative concepts and ideas. They eclipse other formative aspects specific to the context in which this field was established. For example, Science Studies has analysed science within the conceptual architecture of modernity. Michel-Rolph Trouillot has proposed the notion of Elsewhere as analytical lens to analyse the constitution of modernity. The paper claims that modern science, too, can be studied through this analytical lens to call attention to characteristics of science that remain systematically eclipsed. Trouillot's notion of Elsewhere is applied to a paradigmatic case study from the field of Science StudiesLeviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin and Simon Schafferto test and demonstrate its analytical potential. By proposing a Programme in Science Studies Elsewhere, this paper refers to David Bloor's four tenets for a Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge to consider the implications of this analysis for the study of modern science and for the field of Science Studies.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie
UniBasel Contributors:Hofmänner, Alexandra
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Identification Number:
Last Modified:22 Oct 2018 13:16
Deposited On:22 Oct 2018 13:16

Repository Staff Only: item control page