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In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940. Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science is a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'. Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science was a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.  

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  1. Halftitle
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  1. Title
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Being Modern: Introduction
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  1. Section 1: Science, Modernity and Culture
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  1. 1 Multiple Modernisms in Concert: The Sciences, Technology and Culture in Vienna Around 1900
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  1. 2 The Cinematic Sound of Industrial Modernity: First Notes
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  1. 3 Woolf’s Atom, Eliot’s Catalyst and Richardson’s Waves of Light: Science and Modernism in 1919
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  1. 4 T.S. Eliot: Modernist Literature, Disciplines and the Systematic Pursuit of Knowledge
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  1. Section 2: Tensions Over Science
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  1. 5 Modernity and the Ambivalent Significance of Applied Science: Motors, Wireless, Telephones and Poison Gas
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  1. 6 ‘The Springtime of Science’: Modernity and the Future and Past of Science
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  1. 7 ‘Come on You Demented Modernists, Let’s Hear from You’: Science Fans as Literary Critics in the 1930s
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  1. Section 3: Mathematics and Physics
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  1. 8 Modern by Numbers: Modern Mathematics as a Model for Literary Modernism
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  1. 9 Sculpture in the Belle Epoque: Mathematics, Art and Apparitions in School and Gallery
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  1. 10 Architecture, Science and Purity
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  1. 11 A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Ham: Wireless, Modernity and Interwar Nuclear Physics
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  1. 12 Whose Modernism, Whose Speed? Designing Mobility for the Future, 1880s–1945
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  1. Section 4: Life, Biology and the Organicist Metaphor
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  1. 13 Ludwig Koch’s Birdsong on Wartime BBC Radio: Knowledge, Citizenship and Solace
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  1. 14 ‘More Modern Than the Moderns’: Performing Cultural Evolution in the Kibbo Kift Kindred
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  1. 15 Organicism and the Modern World: from A.N. Whitehead to Wyndham Lewis and D.H. Lawrence
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  1. 16 Liquid Crystal as Chemical Form and Model of Thinking in Alfred Döblin’s Modernist Science
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  1. 17 ‘I am Attracted to the Natural Order of Things’: Le Corbusier’s Rejection of the Machine
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  1. Epilogue: Science After Modernity
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  1. Index
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787353930
Related ISBN
9781787353947
MARC Record
OCLC
1057471585
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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