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Metropolis And Province

Author : Ian Inkster
ISBN : 9781135679477
Genre : Reference
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This collection of case studies, focusing on British scientific culture during the first industrial revolution, explores the social basis of science in the period and asks why such an extraordinarily rich variety of cultural-scientific experience should have flourished at the time. The book analyses science and scientific culture in their local contexts, both metropolitan and provincial, examining where possibel the relations between the two, and emphasizing the range of scientific associations in London, to individual savants in the provinces. This book was first published in 1983.

The Modernization Of Rural France

Author : Roger Price
ISBN : 9781351695084
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 1983, is a major contribution to our understanding of how and why French rural peasant society became modernised by radical changes in the communications system – in particular, the coming of the railways. The author argues that complex changes in the transport systems, and their effects on agricultural market structures, finally brought traditional French rural civilisation to an end. With the extension of commercialisation, and the widening of horizons, new economic and social structures – and changed attitudes – rapidly came into being. Writing as an economic historian, the author has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to this study which incorporates economic, sociological, historical and geographical methods and data.

Metropolis And Province

Author : Ian Inkster
ISBN : UOM:39015013409555
Genre : Business & Economics
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Science As Public Culture

Author : Jan Golinski
ISBN : 0521659523
Genre : Science
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Examines the development of chemistry in Britain 1760-1820 and relates it to civic life.

Women In Science

Author : Ruth Watts
ISBN : 9781134526505
Genre : History
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The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science. Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity. It moves beyond the historical work on women and science by avoiding focusing on individual women scientists.

Meeting Places Scientific Congresses And Urban Identity In Victorian Britain

Author : Louise Miskell
ISBN : 9781317097990
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The promotion of knowledge was a major preoccupation of the Victorian era and, beginning in 1831 with the establishment of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a number of national bodies were founded which used annual, week-long meetings held each year in a different town or city as their main tool of knowledge dissemination. Historians have long recognised the power of 'cultural capital' in the competitive climate of the mid-Victorian years, as towns raced to equip themselves with libraries, newspapers, 'Lit. and Phil.' societies and reading rooms, but the staging of the great annual knowledge festivals of the period have not previously been considered in this context. The four national associations studied are the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), the Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) and the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), who held annual meetings in 62 different provincial towns and cities from 1831 to 1884. In this book it is contended that these meetings were as important as royal visits and major civic ceremonies in providing towns with an opportunity to promote their own status and identity. By deploying a wealth of primary source material, much of which has not been previously utilised by urban historians, this book offers a new and genuinely Britain-wide perspective on a period when comparison and competition with neighbouring places was a constant preoccupation of town leaders.


Author : Jon Mathieu
ISBN : 3039107747
Genre : Alps
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Die Beschreibung der alpinen Natur und Bevolkerung ist im Allgemeinen verbunden mit dem Selbstverstandnis und sozialen Umfeld des Autors. Daraus folgt, dass der Alpendiskurs von Land zu Land starker differiert als bisher angenommen. Dieser Forschungsbericht befasst sich mit der Wahrnehmung der Alpen in der europaischen Kulturgeschichte. Er schliesst auch die bisher vernachlassigten alpinen Stimmen in die Untersuchung ein. Wie ging die Bevolkerung im Berggebiet mit den Diskursen um, die von den Stadten an sie herangetragen wurden? Legte sie sich Identitaten zu, die das Alpine zuruckstellten oder gerade betonten? La description de la nature et de la population alpines est en general liee aussi bien a l'image que les auteurs se font d'eux-memes qu'a leur milieu social. Cela explique que le discours alpin differe davantage selon les pays que ce qui a ete considere jusqu'ici. Ce recueil de contributions se penche sur la perception des Alpes dans l'histoire de la culture europeenne. Il integre dans la recherche les voix alpines negligees jusqu'a present. Comment a reagi la population de ces regions aux discours sur la montagne et les montagnards tenus par les gens de la plaine ? Se construisait-elle une identite soulignant ou denigrant plutot le cote alpin ?"

Science And Spectacle

Author : John Agar
ISBN : 9781317743026
Genre : History
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Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope was once a symbol of British science and a much needed prestigious project for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, but it also raised questions regarding the proper role of universities as sites for scientific research.

Imagining Roman Britain

Author : Virginia Hoselitz
ISBN : 9780861932931
Genre : History
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An examination of how the Roman past was perceived, and used, by Victorian Britain.

The Politics And Rhetoric Of Scientific Method

Author : J. Schuster
ISBN : 9789400945609
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The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encour aged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.

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