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Revealing new worlds : three Victorian women naturalists

Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Women in science (Harwood Academic Publishers)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of nineteenth-century science often tells a tale of a masculinized professionalizing domain. Scientific man increasingly pushed women out, marginalized them and constructed them as naturally feminine creatures incapable of intellectual work, particularly scientific work. Yet many women participated in various scientific endeavours throughout the century. This work asks why, when the waters were so  Read more...
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Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May, 1967-
Revealing new worlds.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 2003427615
Named Person: Alfred Gatty, Mrs.; Marianne North; Eleanor A Ormerod; Alfred Gatty, Mrs.; Marianne North; Eleanor A Ormerod; Margaret Gatty; Marianne North; Eleanor Anne Ormerod
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
ISBN: 9781134698462 1134698461 1299727581 9781299727588 9780203770153 0203770153
OCLC Number: 853239647
Notes: Based on the author's thesis titled: Beyond the mask of gender: three Victorian scientist-naturalists (Ph. D., York University, 1997).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 252 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Cover; Revealing New Worlds; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface to the Series; Acknowledgments; Introduction; SECTION I-MARGARET GATTY (1809-1873); Chapter 1 For the Love of Seaweeds: 'Mrs Alfred Gatty' and Woman's Place in Science; Chapter 2 ""Monarch of All She Surveys"": Margaret Gatty's Career as a Naturalist; SECTION II-MARIANNE NORTH (1830-1890); Chapter 3 Finding a New Life: Marianne North as Daughter, Patron and Traveler; Chapter 4 Painting Outside the Lines: Marianne North's Botanical Art; SECTION III-ELEANOR ANNE ORMEROD (1828-1901). Chapter 5 ""A Lady Entomologist"": Eleanor Anne Ormerod and the Politics of Gender in ScienceChapter 6 ""Not Wholly Separate"": Eleanor Anne Ormerod as Popularizer and Professional Entomologist; Conclusion Re-Imaging Victorian Women Naturalists; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Women in science (Harwood Academic Publishers)
Responsibility: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield.
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Through the work of three women naturalists, this book examines how women participated in many scientific endeavours during the 19th century, despite being marginalized in a very masculine domain.  Read more...

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