Femininity, Mathematics and Science 1880-1914: Mathematics, Science and Gender c.1880-1914

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byClaire Gwen Jones

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Through the prism of gender, this volume explores the contrasting cultures and material and social practices of mathematics and science in the decades surrounding 1900. It is demonstrated that gender, far from being a peripheral issue, is central to understanding the development of both pure and practical disciplines at this time.

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Through the prism of gender, this volume explores the contrasting cultures and material and social practices of mathematics and science in the decades surrounding 1900. It is demonstrated that gender, far from being a peripheral issue, is central to understanding the development of both pure and practical disciplines at this time.

CLAIRE GWEN JONES  is a Part-time lecturer in history, University of Liverpool, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.87 × 5.6 × 0.84 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230555217

ISBN - 13:9780230555211

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Coaching for Girls: Mathematical Training at Cambridge and other Institutions in Britain and America * Women at the 'Shrine of Pure Thought': Gttingen in Germany and other Mathematical Centres in Europe * Professional or Pedestal?: a Woman among the Engineers * Collaboration, Reputation and 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 * Conclusion *
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