Journal article

Science Spaces as ‘Ethnoscapes’: Identity, Perception and the Production of Locality

Dave Valler, Nicholas Phelps, Julie Miao, Paul Benneworth, Franziska Eckardt

Urban Science | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

Science and technology spaces around the world are, simultaneously, major physical, technological and symbolic forms, key elements of economic strategy, and sites of international labour movements and knowledge transfer. They are thus the product of multiple imaginations, with multiple, potentially divergent, objectives. In this paper, we compare three international science spaces as ‘ethnoscapes’, emphasising the distinctive perceptions, cultures and identities amongst international science and technology migrants and visitors at these sites. This, we contend, sharpens a sense of the ‘international-ness’ of science spaces in various dimensions, given the particular experiences of scientific..

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Grants

Awarded by Leverhulme Trust


Awarded by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of The Leverhulme Trust in funding the international network IN-2014-010 Global Science 'Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism. Additional support for research in Tsukuba was provided to Tian Miao by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (No 4947).