Domesticating Electricity

Author: Graeme Gooday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314026
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A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.

The Routledge Research Companion To Nineteenth Century British Literature And Science

Author: John Holmes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317042344
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Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman.

Geographies Of Nineteenth Century Science

Author: David N. Livingstone
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226487261
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In Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science, David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers gather essays that deftly navigate the spaces of science in this significant period and reveal how each is embedded in wider systems of meaning, authority, and identity. Chapters from a distinguished range of contributors explore the places of creation, the paths of knowledge transmission and reception, and the import of exchange networks at various scales. Studies range from the inspection of the places of London science, which show how different scientific sites operated different moral and epistemic economies, to the scrutiny of the ways in which the museum space of the Smithsonian Institution and the expansive space of the American West produced science and framed geographical understanding. This volume makes clear that the science of this era varied in its constitution and reputation in relation to place and personnel, in its nature by virtue of its different epistemic practices, in its audiences, and in the ways in which it was put to work.


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Author: Wolfgang König
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 9783515094238
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The history of technology is one of the fastest emerging historical sub-disciplines. In this volume, the author presents technology and the history of technology within the System of Sciences: in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Then he addresses key concepts of the history of technology such as innovation, determinism, social construction, revolution, and evolution, and then discusses their theoretical content and heuristic potential. Another section contains a sketch of the technical development since the Industrial Revolution using the most important literature as a basis. The introduction concludes with the fundamental question of how much one can learn from the history of technology. German text.

The Medical Trade Catalogue In Britain 1870 1914

Author: Claire L Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318765
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By the late nineteenth century advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. Drawing on over 400 medical trade catalogues Jones presents a study of the changing nature of medical professionalism.

Astronomy In India 1784 1876

Author: Joydeep Sen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318420
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Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British.

Science And Societies In Frankfurt Am Main

Author: Ayako Sakurai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319818
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Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations – funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace – became an important centre for natural history.

Adolphe Quetelet Social Physics And The Average Men Of Science 1796 1874

Author: Kevin Donnelly
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822981637
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Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the “average man,” he helped contribute to the idea of normal, most enduringly in his creation of the Quetelet Index, which came to be known as the Body Mass Index. Kevin Donnelly presents the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning, his place in nineteenth-century intellectual history, and his profound influence on the modern idea of average.

The Making Of British Anthropology 1813 1871

Author: Efram Sera-Shriar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319869
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Victorian anthropology has been called an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the 20th century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology went through a process of innovation which built on bservational study and that nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of today.