A Dame Full of Vim and Vigour

Author: Ogilvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134416733

Category: History

Page: 246

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Dame Full of Vim and Vigor

A Biography of Alice Middleton Boring, Biologist in China

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie,Ogilvie,Clifford J. Choquette

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057025754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 7067


Looks at the life and career of the biologist who spent many years in China researching reptiles and amphibians.

The Mission of Development

Religion and Techno-Politics in Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004363106

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 4424


The Mission of Development interrogates the complex relationships between Christian mission and international development in Asia from the 19th to the 21st century. Through detailed case studies the chapters break new ground in the study of religion, techno-politics and development.

Revealing New Worlds

Three Victorian Women Naturalists

Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134698461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5789


The story of nineteenth-century science often tells a tale of a masculinized professionalizing domain. Scientific man increasingly pushed women out, marginalized them and constructed them as naturally feminine creatures incapable of intellectual work, particularly scientific work. Yet many women participated in various scientific endeavours throughout the century. This work asks why, when the waters were so inviting, did women dive deeply into the swirling maelstrom of scientific practice, scientific controversies and scientific writing? Victorian women certainly recognised that male naturalists were not always willing to welcome them warmly into their inner sanctum of scientific work honour and prestige. Moreover, they recognised the existence of a more general social stigma that thwarted any woman's participation in intellectual endeavours. However, their fascination with algology, botany and entomology led Margaret Gatty, Marianne North and Eleanor Ormerod to reach beyond acceptable gendered roles, to undertake field work, to paint, write, popularize, experiment and discover. Each exhibited a passion for their chosen field, a need for intellectual, artistic and scientific work, and a desire for scientific recognition and renown. This book examines the ability of women to understand themselves and respond to their needs as complex human beings. Within a framework of socially and scientifically constructed norms, these Victorial women use d science as a path to self-awareness and intellectual accomplishment.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7957


The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415920384

Category: Reference

Page: 1499

View: 6895


Details the lives and accomplishments of 2,500 women from a wide range of scientific fields and nations.

Stranger Bodies

Women, Gender, and Missionary Medicine in China, 1870s-1930s

Author: Hsiu-yun Wang

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gender identity

Page: 219

View: 7536