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How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology

John Krige


This collection of essays is novel in three important ways. Firstly, it takes the movement of knowledge as the key object for a transnational approach. Secondly, while respecting the injunction to write histories that are not confined by the borders of the national container, it shows how much national borders matter when knowledge is at stake. Thirdly, knowledge is not restricted to information: it includes know-how and tacit knowledge that can be embodied in ideas, people, and things. Knowledge is power, and states regulate its movement to protect their economic and military interests. These ... More

Keywords: knowhow, knowledge/power, regulatory state, nationality, national borders, global networks, knowledge in movement, United States, national interests, 20th century

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226605852
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Krige, editor
Georgia Institute of Technology

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