Accumulation and management in global historical perspective: An introduction

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This essay introduces a special issue dedicated to the theme ‘accumulation and management in global historical perspective’. The concepts and practices of accumulation and management are explored in ways that work to de-center the history of science and empire. Particular attention is paid to four intertwined elements: 1) the networked location of centres of accumulation around the world; 2) (natural) knowledge as a tool, object and consequence of accumulation; 3) the complex interactions between management and governance; and 4] the geographically dispersed processes of ascribing value
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-246
JournalHistory of science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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