Working knowledges before and after circa 1800: practices and disciplines in the history of science, technology, and medicine.

@article{Pickstone2007WorkingKB,
  title={Working knowledges before and after circa 1800: practices and disciplines in the history of science, technology, and medicine.},
  author={John V. Pickstone},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={489-516}
}
Historians of science, inasmuch as they are concerned with knowledges and practices rather than institutions, have tended of late to focus on case studies of common processes such as experiment and publication. In so doing, they tend to treat science as a single category, with various local instantiations. Or, alternatively, they relate cases to their specific local contexts. In neither approach do the cases or their contexts build easily into broader histories, reconstructing changing… CONTINUE READING