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Title Being Modern The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century / edited by Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, Morag Shiach.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 417 pages) : illustrations ;
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Access Open Access Unrestricted online access
Summary 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'. -- Provided by publisher.
Local Note Project Muse Project Muse Open Access
Subject Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Science -- Social aspects.
Science in popular culture.
Intellectual life.
Science in popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Added Author Shiach, Morag, editor.
James, Frank A. J. L., 1955- editor.
Greenhalgh, Paul, 1955 October 21- editor.
Bud, Robert, editor.
Project Muse. distributor
ISBN 9781787353930