Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880–1914

Authors: Jones, C.

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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.

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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.

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Winner of the Women's History Network Book Prize 2010

'This excellent, thought-provoking study will deepen the understanding of all interested in gender issues and in the conflicts in science and mathematics in this period.' - Reviews in History


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 1-7

  • The ‘Glamour’ of a ‘Wrangler’: Women and Mathematics at Girton College, Cambridge

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 8-35

  • Women at the ‘Shrine of Pure Thought’

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 36-66

  • Professional or Pedestal? Hertha Ayrton, a Woman among the Engineers

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 67-92

  • Collaboration, Reputation and the Business of Mathematics

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 93-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880–1914
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Claire G. Jones
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24665-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230246652
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-55521-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36409-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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