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High science: hill stations and modern astrophysics

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Readings:

1. Simon Schaffer, ‘Astrophysics, anthropology and other imperial pursuits’. In: J. Edwards, P. Harvey and P. Wade (eds.) Anthropology and science: epistemologies in practice (Berg, 2007), pp.19–38.

2. D. MacKenzie, ‘From Kwajalein to Armageddon? Testing the social construction of missile accuracy’. In: D. Gooding, T. Pinch and S. Schaffer (eds.) The uses of experiment: studies in the natural sciences (Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp.409–436.

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