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Transactions and encounters : science and culture in the nineteenth century

Author: Roger Luckhurst; Josephine McDonagh
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
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Victorians were surprised and enchanted as much as threatened by emerging technologies and sciences. This study looks at their reactions, ranging the craze for microscopes, the uncanny possibilities  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Transactions and encounters.
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002
(OCoLC)664545150
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Luckhurst; Josephine McDonagh
ISBN: 0719059100 9780719059100 0719059119 9780719059117
OCLC Number: 49871736
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'encountering science' / Roger Luckhurst, Josephine McDonagh --
Voice, technology and the Victorian ear / Steven Connor --
Microscope: mediations of the sub-visible world / Isobel Amstrong --
'Thinking blues': the memory of colour in nineteenth-century photography / Lindsay Smith --
Cross-cultural encounters: the co-production of science and literature in mid-Victorian periodicals / Paul White --
Imitation of life: science, literature and the dissemination of culture / David Amigoni --
Passages in the invention of the psyche: mind-reading in London, 1881-84 / Roger Luckhurst --
Darwin's barnacles: mid-century Victorian natural history and the marine grotesque / Rebecca Stott --
Woman's share in primitive culture: science, femininity and anthropological knowledge / Lynnette Turner --
From The new werther to numbers and arguments: Karl Pearson's eugenics / Carolyn Burdett.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Luckhurst and Josephine McDonagh.
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