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Author Rentetzi, Maria, author

Title Trafficking materials and gendered experimental practices : radium research in early 20th century Vienna / by Maria Rentetzi
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Columbia University Press, [2007]
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Series Gutenberg (e)
Contents The biography of a trafficking material -- Designing (for) a new scientific discipline -- Gender, science, and the city -- The Institute for Radium Research in Red Vienna -- From Cambridge to Vienna -- The aftermath of the Cambridge-Vienna controversy -- Marietta Blau on the margins of nuclear and particle physics
Summary "Maria Rentetzi surveys the experimental practices of radioactivity research in earlytwentiethcentury Vienna, focusing on radioactive materials, instruments, women's work in physics, and gendered skills. She shows how experimental cultures in radioactivity-scientific practices employed by gendered subjects who shared a certain material and episternic style of researchwere constructed and reshaped by socialist politics in Vienna at that time. She also explores the different ways experimental practices affected men and women in laboratory sciences."--Jacket
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Blau, Marietta, 1894-1970.
Institut für Radiumforschung.
Radioactivity -- Research -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Radium -- Research -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Women in science -- Austria -- Vienna -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author American Historical Association.
Columbia University. Press.
ISBN (cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Radium research in early 20th century Vienna