Osiris, Volume 30: Scientific Masculinities

Osiris, Volume 30: Scientific Masculinities


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226267616
Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date: 07/25/2015
Series: Osiris Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Erika Lorraine Milam is associate professor of history and the history of science at Princeton University. She is the author of Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology. Robert A. Nye is professor of history emeritus at Oregon State University. He is the author of Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Introduction to Scientific Masculinities Erika Lorraine Milam Robert A. Nye 1

Professionalization and Gender Norms

Erecting Sex: Hermaphrodites and the Medieval Science of Surgery Leah Devun 17

"Beards, Sandals, and Other Signs of Rugged Individualism": Masculine Culture within the Computing Professions Nathan Ensmenger 38

Men in Groups: Anthropology and Aggression, 1965-84 Erika Lorraine Milam 66

Manliness and Exploration: The Discovery of the North Pole Michael Robinson 89

Scientific Labor and Gendered Spaces

Prosthetic Manhood in the Soviet Union at the end of World War II Frances Bernstein 113

Recipes for Men: Manufacturing Makeup and the Politics of Production in 1910s China Eugenia Lean 134

Mountaineering, Masculinity, and the Male Body in Mid-Victorian Britain Michael S. Reidy 158

Masculine Knowledge, the Public Good, and the Scientific Household of Réaumur Mary Terrall 182

Measures and Metaphors of Gender

Detecting and Teaching Desire: Phallometry, Freund, and Behaviorist Sexology Nathan Ha 205

Half a Man: The Symbolism and Science of Paraplegic Impotence in World War II America Beth Linker Whitney Laemmli 228

Maintaining Masculinity in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Psychology: Edwin Boring, Scientific Eminence, and the "Woman Problem" Alexandra Rutherford 250

Sexual Violence, Predatory Masculinity, and Medical Testimony in New Spain Zeb Tortorici 272

Notes on Contributors 295

Index 297

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