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The Resource Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918, by Heather Ellis, (electronic resource)

Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918, by Heather Ellis, (electronic resource)

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Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918
Title
Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918
Statement of responsibility
by Heather Ellis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers the first in-depth study of the masculine self-fashioning of scientific practitioners in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. Focusing on the British Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1831, it explores the complex and dynamic shifts in the public image of the British ‘man of science’ and questions the status of the natural scientist as a modern masculine hero. Until now, science has been examined by cultural historians primarily for evidence about the ways in which scientific discourses have shaped prevailing notions about women and supported the growth of oppressive patriarchal structures. This volume, by contrast, offers the first in-depth study of the importance of ideals of masculinity in the construction of the male scientist and British scientific culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From the eighteenth-century identification of the natural philosopher with the reclusive scholar, to early nineteenth-century attempts to reinvent the scientist as a fashionable gentleman, to his subsequent reimagining as the epitome of Victorian moral earnestness and meritocracy, Heather Ellis analyzes the complex and changing public image of the British ‘man of science’.--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Genders and Sexualities in History
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  • History
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Social history
  • Sociology
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
Label
Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918, by Heather Ellis, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Introduction: The Man of Science as a Gendered Ideal -- 1. The Changing Public Image of the Man of Science, 1600-1830 -- 2. New Masculine Heroes: Davy, Bacon and the Construction of the Gentleman-Scientist -- 3. 'An Effete World': Gendered Criticism and the British Association -- 4. Thomas Carlyle, the X-Club and the Hero as Man of Science -- 5. The Decline of the British Association? Marginalization, Masculinity and Marconi -- 6. Reuniting Theory and Practice: The Man of Science and the First World War -- Conclusion
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978-1-137-31174-0
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 240 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137311740
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-31174-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971542240
Label
Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831–1918, by Heather Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Man of Science as a Gendered Ideal -- 1. The Changing Public Image of the Man of Science, 1600-1830 -- 2. New Masculine Heroes: Davy, Bacon and the Construction of the Gentleman-Scientist -- 3. 'An Effete World': Gendered Criticism and the British Association -- 4. Thomas Carlyle, the X-Club and the Hero as Man of Science -- 5. The Decline of the British Association? Marginalization, Masculinity and Marconi -- 6. Reuniting Theory and Practice: The Man of Science and the First World War -- Conclusion
Control code
978-1-137-31174-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 240 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137311740
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-31174-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971542240

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