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Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona

Incarnations and Contestations

Editors: Niskanen, Kirsti, Barany, Michael (Eds.)

  • Advances research on the history of science and learning, offering new historical perspectives on the emerging field of persona studies
  • Explores how social and cultural factors shape academic identity and knowledge production more broadly
  • Chapters focus particularly on gender and embodiment, examining academic femininities and masculinities within scholarly institutions and ideals
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This book investigates the historical construction of scholarly personae by integrating a spectrum of recent perspectives from the history and cultural studies of knowledge and institutions. Focusing on gender and embodiment, the contributors analyse the situated performance of scholarly identity and its social and intellectual contexts and consequences. Disciplinary cultures, scholarly practices, personal habits, and a range of social, economic, and political circumstances shape the people and formations of modern scholarship. 
Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: Incarnations and Contestations is of interest to historians, sociologists, media and culture scholars, and all those with a stake in the personal dimensions of scholarship. An international group of scholars present original examinations of travel, globalisation, exchange, training, evaluation, self-representation, institution-building, norm-setting, virtue-defining, myth-making, and other gendered and embodied modes and mechanisms of scholarly persona-work. These accounts nuance and challenge existing understandings of the relationship between knowledge and identity.

About the authors

Kirsti Niskanen is Professor Emeritus of History in the Department of History at Stockholm University, Sweden, and principal investigator of the Scientific Personae in Cultural Encounters project. 
Michael J. Barany is Lecturer in the History of Science in the Science, Technology & Innovation Studies subject group at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona
Book Subtitle
Incarnations and Contestations
Editors
  • Kirsti Niskanen
  • Michael Barany
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49606-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49606-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49605-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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