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Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880-1914

Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880-1914

by C. Jones, Claire G. Jones
     
 
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.

Overview

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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From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230555211
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

CLAIRE GWEN JONES is a Part-time lecturer in history, University of Liverpool, UK.

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