Cultural Meaning of Popular Science by Roger Cooter
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Cultural Meaning of Popular Science
By Roger Cooter

The Cultural Meaning of Popular Science

Phrenology and the Organization of Consent in Nineteenth-century Britain

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Cultural Meaning of Popular Science by Roger Cooter

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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 society. It is influenced by Foucault, by recent work in the history and sociology of science, by critical theory, and by cultural anthropology. The author analyses the impact of science on Victorian society across a spectrum from the intellectual establishment to working-class freethinkers and Owenite socialists. In doing so he provides the first extended treatment of the place and role of science among working-class radicals. The book also challenges attempts to establish neat demarcations between scientific ideas and their philosophical, theological and social contexts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521673297
ISBN-10: 0521673291
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 436
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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