State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British Atmosphere (RGS-IBG Book Series)
By: Mark Whitehead (author)Paperback
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Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution. Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced
Mark Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University; and Senior Research Fellow at the City Institute, York University, Toronto. His published works include Spaces of Sustainability: Geographical Perspectives on the Sustainable Society (2006); and The Nature of the State: Excavating the Political Ecologies of the Modern State (co-author, 2007).
List of Figures and Tables. Series Editors' Preface. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. 1 Introduction: Space, History and the Governing of Air Pollution. 2 Historical Geographies of Science and Government: Exploring the Apparatus of Atmospheric Knowledge Acquisition. 3 Science, Sight and the Optics of Air Government 37 4 Governing Air Conduct: Exhibition, Examination and the Cultivation of the Atmospheric Self. 5 Instrumentation and the Sites of Atmospheric Monitoring. 6 A National Census of the Air: Spatial Science, Calculation and the Geo-Coding of the Atmosphere. 7 Automating the Air: Atmospheric Simulations and Digital Beings. 8 Environmental Governmentalities and the Ecological Coding of the British Atmosphere. 9 Conclusion: Learning Like a State in an Age of Atmospheric Change. Notes. References. Index.
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