Science and eccentricity : collecting, writing and performing science for early nineteenth-century audiences /

"The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an...

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Author / Creator: Carroll, Victoria (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Series:Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; no. 4.
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Summary:"The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. She focuses on the self-taught natural philosopher William Martin, the fossilist Thomas Hawkins and the taxidermist Charles Winterton."--Jacket.
The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. She focuses on the self-taught natural philosopher William Martin, the fossilist Thomas Hawkins and the taxidermist Charles Waterton.
Item Description:PDF (JSTOR, viewed Aug. 10, 2016).
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0822981815
9780822981817