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Trafficking materials and gendered experimental practices : radium research in early 20th century Vienna

Author: Maria Rentetzi
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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"Maria Rentetzi surveys the experimental practices of radioactivity research in earlytwentiethcentury Vienna, focusing on radioactive materials, instruments, women's work in physics, and gendered skills. She shows how experimental cultures in radioactivity-scientific practices employed by gendered subjects who shared a certain material and episternic style of researchwere constructed and reshaped by socialist  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rentetzi, Maria.
Trafficking materials and gendered experimental practices.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607789977
Named Person: Marietta Blau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Rentetzi
ISBN: 9780231135580 0231135580 9780231509596 0231509596
OCLC Number: 254529355
Description: xxiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The biography of a trafficking material --
Designing (for) a new scientific discipline --
Gender, science, and the city --
The Institute for Radium Research in Red Vienna --
From Cambridge to Vienna --
The aftermath of the Cambridge-Vienna controversy --
Marietta Blau on the margins of nuclear and particle physics.
Responsibility: Maria Rentetzi.
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Surveys the materials and experimental practices of radioactivity research in early twentieth century Vienna, focusing on radioactive materials, instruments, women's work in physics, and gendered  Read more...

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