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

Contributor(s): Delmas, Catherine | Vandamme, Christine | Andréolle, Donna Spalding.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, c2010Description: xvii, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 144382559X; 9781443825597 (hbk.); 144382559X (hbk.).Subject(s): Science -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century | Imperialism and science | Science -- History -- 19th century | Nationalism and science -- History -- 19th century | Science in literature -- History -- 19th century | Imperialism in literatureDDC classification: Other classification: AK 16700 | LB 25000 | LB 53000
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [203-214]) and index.

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