The cultural meaning of popular science : phrenology and the organization of consent in nineteenth-century Britain (Book, 1984) [WorldCat.org]
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The cultural meaning of popular science : phrenology and the organization of consent in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Roger Cooter
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the popularity of phrenology in the second quarter of the nineteenth century concentrates on the social and ideological functions of science during the consolidation of urban industrial  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Cooter
ISBN: 0521227437 9780521227438
OCLC Number: 911308499
Description: XII, 418 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Note on sources and abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Historiography: 1. From out the cerebral well; Part II. Science and Social Interests: 2. The social sense of brain; 3. The rites of passage; Part III. Popular Science: 4. George Combe and the remolding of man's constitution; 5. The poacher turned gamekeeper: phrenologists abroad; 6. Secular methodism; Part IV. Radical Appropriation and Critique: 7. Richard Carlile and infidel science; 8. On standing socialism on its head; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Manuscript sources and public documents; Phrenological journals; Bibliographical index; General index.
Responsibility: Roger Cooter.

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