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Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science

Editors: Opitz, Donald L., Bergwik, Staffan, Van Tiggelen, Brigitte (Eds.)

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The history of the modern sciences has long overlooked the significance of domesticity as a physical, social, and symbolic force in the shaping of knowledge production. This book provides a welcome reorientation to our understanding of the making of the modern sciences globally by emphasizing the centrality of domesticity in diverse scientific enterprises.

About the authors

Donald L. Opitz is Associate Professor of the School for New Learning and Affiliated Scholar of History at DePaul University, USA.

Staffan Bergwik is Associate Professor of History of Science and Ideas and Senior Lecturer of Literature and History of Ideas at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Brigitte Van Tiggelen is Director of European Operations of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, USA, and a member of the Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Domesticity and the Historiography of Science

    Opitz, Donald L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Botanizing at Badminton House: The Botanical Pursuits of Mary Somerset, First Duchess of Beaufort

    Davies, Julie

    Pages 19-40

  • Gender and Space in Enlightenment Science: Madame Dupiéry’s Scientific Work and Network

    Lémonon, Isabelle

    Pages 41-60

  • Darwin’s Home of Science and the Nature of Domesticity

    White, Paul

    Pages 61-83

  • The Tensions of Homemade Science in the Work of Henderina Scott and Hertha Ayrton

    Jones, Claire G.

    Pages 84-104

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49272-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science
Editors
  • Donald L. Opitz
  • Staffan Bergwik
  • Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49273-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137492739
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49272-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 299
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