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‘State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British atmosphere’, by Mark Whitehead (2009): a critical review

Cochrane, Allan; Coe, Neil; Randalls, Samuel; Thornes, John; Adey, Peter and Whitehead, Mark (2012). ‘State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British atmosphere’, by Mark Whitehead (2009): a critical review. Geoforum, 43(6) pp. 1057–1064.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.07.003
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Abstract

This critical review debates the issues raised in Mark Whitehead’s 2009 book, ‘‘State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British atmosphere’’. After a short introduction that positions the book, four commentators draw on their own work in political geography, the sociology of science, atmospheric science and cultural geography, respectively, to offer sympathetic critiques of the book and its arguments. The critical review concludes with a response by the author to the issues raised.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0016-7185
Keywords: atmosphere; UK; governmentality; sociology of scientific knowledge; air pollution
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 34576
Depositing User: Allan Cochrane
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 12:04
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34576
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