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Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880-1914

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Beschreibung

Through the prism of gender, this text explores the contrasting cultures and practice of mathematics and science and asks how they impacted on women. Claire Jones assesses nineteenth-century ideas about women's intellect, femininity and masculinity, and assesses how these attitudes shaped women's experiences as students and practitioners.

Autorentext

CLAIRE G. JONES is editor of HerStoria Magazine and an Associate Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. In 1999 she was joint winner of the Clare Evans Prize for the best new essay in the field of women's history and gender and history.



Inhalt

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction The 'glamour' of a 'wrangler': Women and Mathematics at Girton College, Cambridge Women at the 'Shrine of Pure Thought' Professional or Pedestal?: Hertha Ayrton, a Woman among the Engineers Collaboration, Reputation and the Business of Mathematics The Laboratory: A Suitable Place for a Woman?: Women, Masculinity and Laboratory Culture The Mathematics of Gender: Women, Participation and the Mathematical Community Bodies of Controversy: Women and the Royal Society of London Conclusion Notes Bibliography

Produktinformationen

Titel: Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880-1914
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EAN: 9780230555211
ISBN: 0230555217
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 276
Gewicht: 456g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2009
Auflage: 2009
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