City as Truth-Spot

  title={City as Truth-Spot},
  author={T. Gieryn},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={38 - 5}
  • T. Gieryn
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Social Studies of Science
  • How does ‘place’ contribute to the credibility of scientific claims? The Chicago School of urban studies (1918-32) had close ties to the city for which it was named: its social scientists lived in Chicago, were affiliated with the University of Chicago, and made Chicago the object of almost all of their empirical research. In order for this city to become a legitimate source of claims about urban form and process, Chicago is textually made to oscillate between two available authorizing spaces… CONTINUE READING
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