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The Resource Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life, Deborah R. Coen

Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life, Deborah R. Coen

Label
Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life
Title
Vienna in the age of uncertainty
Title remainder
science, liberalism, and private life
Statement of responsibility
Deborah R. Coen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fin-de-siecle Vienna of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, and Ernst Mach, natural science was a vehicle for educating citizens, a source of moral authority for a battered liberalism, a resource for the birth of aesthetic modernism, and a leisure activity that shaped bourgeois domestic life. Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty traces the vital and varied roles of science through the story of three generations of the eminent Exner family, whose members included Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl Frisch, the teachers of Freud and physicist Erwin Schrodinger, artists of the Vienna Secession, and a leader of Vienna's women's movement." "Training her critical eye on the Exners through the rise and fall of Austrian liberalism and into the Third Reich, Deborah R. Coen demonstrates the interdependence of the family's scientific and domestic lives, exploring the ways in which public notions of rationality, objectivity, and autonomy were formed in the private sphere. Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty presents the story of the Exners as a microcosm of the larger achievements and tragedies of Austrian political and scientific life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DB844.E98
LC item number
C64 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life, Deborah R. Coen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-373) 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
Introduction : a scientific dynasty -- The mind set free : preparing a liberal society in the 1840s -- In the stream of the world : coming of age in the 1860s -- Memory images : models of reason in the liberal age -- The pigtail of the nineteenth century : determinism in the 1880s -- Afterlife : inheritance at the fin de siècle -- The education of the normal eye : visual learning circa 1900 -- Citizens of the most probable state : the politics of learning, 1908 -- Into the open : measuring uncertainty, 1900-1918 -- The irreplaceable eye : visual statistics, 1914-1926 -- Conclusion : a family's legacy -- Appendix : the Exner-Frisch family tree -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
82367734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780226111728
Lccn
2007003723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)82367734
Label
Vienna in the age of uncertainty : science, liberalism, and private life, Deborah R. Coen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-373) 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
Introduction : a scientific dynasty -- The mind set free : preparing a liberal society in the 1840s -- In the stream of the world : coming of age in the 1860s -- Memory images : models of reason in the liberal age -- The pigtail of the nineteenth century : determinism in the 1880s -- Afterlife : inheritance at the fin de siècle -- The education of the normal eye : visual learning circa 1900 -- Citizens of the most probable state : the politics of learning, 1908 -- Into the open : measuring uncertainty, 1900-1918 -- The irreplaceable eye : visual statistics, 1914-1926 -- Conclusion : a family's legacy -- Appendix : the Exner-Frisch family tree -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
82367734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780226111728
Lccn
2007003723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)82367734

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