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    The usual suspects Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11016-010-9453-9 Authors Mark Erickson, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH UK Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796
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    History of science is, we are told, an important subject for study. Its rise in recent years to become a ‘stand alone’ discipline has been mirrored by an expansion of popular history of science texts available in bookstores. Given this, it is perhaps surprising that little attention has been given to how history of science is written. This article attempts to do that through constructing a typology of histories of science based upon a consideration of audiences who read these texts and writers w…Read more
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    History of science is, we are told, an important subject for study. Its rise in recent years to become a ‘stand alone’ discipline has been mirrored by an expansion of popular history of science texts available in bookstores. Given this, it is perhaps surprising that little attention has been given to how history of science is written. This article attempts to do that through constructing a typology of histories of science based upon a consideration of audiences who read these texts and writers w…Read more