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The Resource Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918, Heather Ellis

Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918, Heather Ellis

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Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918
Title
Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918
Statement of responsibility
Heather Ellis
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Author
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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N$T
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Ellis, Heather
Dewey number
509.4109/034
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
E45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Genders and sexualities in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Masculinity
  • Masculinity
  • Great Britain
Label
Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918, Heather Ellis
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137311733
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn971542240
Label
Masculinity and science in Britain, 1831-1918, Heather Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137311733
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn971542240

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