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Spaces of stem cell science: exploring processes of translational research

Grant reference: RES-350-27-0001

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Spaces of speech and places of performance : an outline of a geography of science approach to embryonic stem cell research and diabetes
Abstract: In this paper we develop a geography of science framework to examine the social, scientific and medical dimensions of human embryonic stem cell research. We outline David Livingstone's approach to geographies of science as “sites of speech and locations of locution” to explore the spatial shaping of science and the scientific shaping of space. Drawing upon our ongoing research on the problems and prospects of stem cell science, particularly the interactions between the bench and the bedside in the field of diabetes, we examine the influence of seminal papers on laboratory and clinical practices, and the subsequent transformation of the spaces of science on several spatial scales. We investigate the laboratory production of scientific knowledge, particularly how scientists choose which research to pursue in “scientific-landscapes-in-the-making”. Finally, we explore how diverse disciplinary spaces deconstruct the stem cell transplant approach to diabetes. In conclusion, we argue that this “places of performance” perspective proffers a productive approach to understanding the shaping of contested “embryonic landscapes”.
Abstract
English

Primary contributor

Author Steven Wainwright

Additional contributors

Author Clare Williams

Keywords

geography; science studies; embryonic stem cells; diabetes

Additional details

27
2
No
1463-6778
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/iopenaccess.asp
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
01 January 2008
161-173
Abingdon
Postprint
New genetics and society

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Harvard

Wainwright, Steven and Williams, Clare (2008) Spaces of speech and places of performance : an outline of a geography of science approach to embryonic stem cell research and diabetes. New genetics and society. 27 (2), pp. 161-173 Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Vancouver

Wainwright Steven and Williams Clare. Spaces of speech and places of performance : an outline of a geography of science approach to embryonic stem cell research and diabetes. New genetics and society 2008; 27 (2): 161-173.