Science and Empire in the Nineteenth Century

Science and Empire in the Nineteenth Century

A Journey of Imperial Conquest and Scientific Progress

eBook - 2010
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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 ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010
ISBN: 9781283141741
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 220 pages) : illustrations


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