Science, Text and Space : thoughts on the geography of reading

  title={Science, Text and Space : thoughts on the geography of reading},
  author={David N. Livingstone},
  journal={Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers},
  • D. Livingstone
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
The idea of a ‘geography of reading’ provides a potential point of conversation between the cultural and scientific wings of our profession. Here I explore some dimensions of the geography of reading scientific texts. Drawing on a number of theoretical pronouncements – Gadamer's ‘fusion of horizons’, Said's ‘travelling theory’, Secord's ‘geographies of reading’, Beer's ‘miscegenation of texts’, Fish's ‘interpretive communities’ and Rupke's ‘geographies of reception’– I focus on the spaces where… Expand
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