Osiris, Volume 30: Scientific Masculinities

Paperback | July 25, 2015

EditorErika Lorraine Milam, Robert A. Nye

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This volume of Osiris integrates gender analysis with the global history of science and medicine from the late Middle Ages to the present by focusing on masculinity. The premise is that social constructions of masculinity function simultaneously as foils for femininity and as methods of differentiating between “kinds” of men. In exploring scientific masculinities, the book asks: how has masculinity been defined, and what are the mechanisms by which it operates in science? The essays are divided into sections that emphasize the importance of gender to the practices of professionalization, the spaces in which scientific, technological, and medical labor is performed, and the ways that sex, gender, and sexual orientation are measured and serve as metaphors in society and culture.

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This volume of Osiris integrates gender analysis with the global history of science and medicine from the late Middle Ages to the present by focusing on masculinity. The premise is that social constructions of masculinity function simultaneously as foils for femininity and as methods of differentiating between “kinds” of men. In explor...

Erika Lorraine Milam is associate professor of history and the history of science at Princeton University. She is the author of Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology. Robert A. Nye is professor of history emeritus at Oregon State University. He is the author of Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:University of Chicago Press JournalsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022626761X

ISBN - 13:9780226267616

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