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Title Science and empire in the nineteenth century [electronic resource] : a journey of imperial conquest and scientific progress / edited by Catherine Delmas, Christine Vandamme and Donna Spalding Andŕeolle.

Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-214) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Space and structures of power -- Charles Doughty's quest and crusade in Arabia deserta / Catherine Delmas -- 'A perfect map of Palestine' (1872-1880) : biblical geography, intelligence and prophecy / Stéphanie Prévost -- Cartography in the age of science : the mapping of Ireland in the nineteenth century / Valérie Morisson -- pt. 2. Classifying plant and human species -- Western science, colonisation and reification : a case study of the utilitarian use of botany in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon / Christine Vandamme -- The discourse of empiricism and the legitimization of empire / Anne Le Guellec -- Skeletons in the cupboard : imperial science and the collection and museumization of indigenous remains / Sheila Collingwood-Whittick -- Science and the American empire : the American school of anthropology and the justification of expansionism / Donna Spalding Andréolle and Susanne Berthier Foglar -- pt. 3. Science and political discourse -- A 'republic of science'? The role of science in Thomas Jefferson's imperial vision / Mehdi Achouche -- Scientific rhetoric and the American empire / Jean-Marie Ruiz -- pt. 4. Popularising science -- The first dinosaurs and changing museum paradigms in America / Mark Meigs -- Popular evolutionism and the ethics of progress / Richard Somerset -- pt. 5. Science and spirituality -- The edifying fold : discomfort with technology in the Jesuits' Letters from America / Frédéric Dorel -- Questioning the empire of science : John Muir's epistemological modesty / Jean-Daniel Collomb.
Summary The issue at stake in this volume is the role of science as a way to fulfil a quest for knowledge, a tool in the exploration of foreign lands, a central paradigm in the discourse on and representations of otherness. The interweaving of scientific and ideological discourses is not limited to the geopolitical frame of the British empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but extends to the rise of the American empire as well. The fields of research tackled are human and social scie ...
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Subject Science -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism and science.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Electronic books.
Added Author Delmas, Catherine.
Vandamme, Christine.
Andréolle, Donna Spalding.
Other Form: Print version: Science and empire in the nineteenth century. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010 144382559X (DLC) 2010551500 (OCoLC)678476428
ISBN 9781443825962 (electronic bk.)
1443825964 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613141743