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The Resource A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara

A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara

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A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War
Title
A lab of one's own
Title remainder
science and suffrage in the first World War
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Fara
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Female scientists, doctors, and engineers experienced independence and responsibility during the First World War. Suffragists including Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strachey, aligned themselves with scientific and technological progress, and mobilized women to enter conventionally male domains such as engineering and medicine. Profiles include mental health pioneer Isabel Emslie, chemist and co-inventor of tear gas Martha Whiteley, Scottish army doctor Mona Geddes, and botanist Helen Gwynne Vaughan. Though suffragist Millicent Fawcett declared triumphantly that "the war revolutionized the industrial position of women. It found them serfs, and left them free," the truth was very different. Although women had helped the country to victory and won the vote for those over thirty, they had lost the battle for equality. Men returning from the Front reclaimed their jobs, and conventional hierarchies were re-established. Fara examines how these pioneers, temporarily allowed into an exclusive world before the door slammed shut again, paved the way for today's women scientists
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YDX
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Fara, Patricia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q130
LC item number
.F365 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in science
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Women
  • Science
Label
A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-321) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preserving the past, facing the future. Snapshots: suffrage and science at Cambridge -- A divided nation: class, gender, and science in early twentieth-century Britain -- Subjects of science: biological justifications of women's status -- Abandoning domesticity, working for the vote. A new century: voting for science -- Factories of science: women work for war -- Ray Costelloe/Strachey: the life of a mathematical suffragist -- Corridors of science, crucibles of power. Scientists in petticoats: women and science before the war -- A scientific state: technological warfare in the early twentieth century -- Taking over: women, science, and power during the war -- Chemical campaigners: Ida Smedley and Martha Whiteley -- Scientific warfare, wartime welfare. Soldiers of science: scientific women fighting on the home front -- Scientists in Khaki: Mona Geddes and Helen Gwynne-Vaughan -- Medical recruits: scientists care for the nation -- From Scotland to Sebastopol: the wartime work of Dr. Isabel Emslie Hutton -- Citizens of science in a post-war world. Interwar normalities: scientific women and struggles for equality -- Lessons of science: learning from the past to improve the future
Control code
989049156
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780198794981
Lccn
2017946189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989049156
Label
A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preserving the past, facing the future. Snapshots: suffrage and science at Cambridge -- A divided nation: class, gender, and science in early twentieth-century Britain -- Subjects of science: biological justifications of women's status -- Abandoning domesticity, working for the vote. A new century: voting for science -- Factories of science: women work for war -- Ray Costelloe/Strachey: the life of a mathematical suffragist -- Corridors of science, crucibles of power. Scientists in petticoats: women and science before the war -- A scientific state: technological warfare in the early twentieth century -- Taking over: women, science, and power during the war -- Chemical campaigners: Ida Smedley and Martha Whiteley -- Scientific warfare, wartime welfare. Soldiers of science: scientific women fighting on the home front -- Scientists in Khaki: Mona Geddes and Helen Gwynne-Vaughan -- Medical recruits: scientists care for the nation -- From Scotland to Sebastopol: the wartime work of Dr. Isabel Emslie Hutton -- Citizens of science in a post-war world. Interwar normalities: scientific women and struggles for equality -- Lessons of science: learning from the past to improve the future
Control code
989049156
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780198794981
Lccn
2017946189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989049156

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