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Generating Fields (2022)


Historians of the field sciences originally advocated an analytic turn away from lab sciences like physics, arguing that science in the field provided richer opportunities for investigating scientific practices than science conducted in labs, while advancing a conceptual definition of fields as categorically opposed to labs. But by attending to the technical use of an electromagnetic field in an experimental psychology lab that I constituted as a field for my own research, I revisit the lab–field relation in light of this layered multiplicity of fields in the lab, demonstrating how fields are always generated—whether as sites of science, sources of epistemic authority, or invisible physical entities—through a diverse range of social, conceptual, technical, and material practices.

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Article Cameron Brinitzer; Etienne Benson (2022) Introduction: What Is a Field? Transformations in Fields, Fieldwork, and Field Sciences since the Mid-Twentieth Century. Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 108-113). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Heggie, Vanessa
Kohler, Robert E.
Livingstone, David N.
Mitman, Gregg A.
Rudge, David Wÿss
Rees, Amanda
History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Biology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
University of Oklahoma
Field work
Experiments and experimentation
Experimental psychology
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
Shelford, Victor Ernest
De Sarlo, Francesco
Binet, Alfred
Oersted, Hans Christian
Wundt, Wilhelm Max
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
United States
Florence (Italy)
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Laboratoire de Psychologie Physiologique de la Sorbonne
United States Navy
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Skylab Program
Project Sealab
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

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