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A world without women : the Christian clerical culture of Western science, David F. Noble

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A world without women : the Christian clerical culture of Western science
Title
A world without women
Title remainder
the Christian clerical culture of Western science
Statement of responsibility
David F. Noble
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking work of history, David Noble examines the origins and implications of the masculine culture of Western science and technology. He begins by asking why women have figured so little in the development of science, and then proceeds--in a fascinating and radical analysis--to trace their absence to a deep-rooted legacy of the male-dominated Western religious community. He shows how over the last thousand years science and the practices and institutions of higher learning were dominated by Christian clerics, whose ascetic culture from the late medieval period militated against the inclusion of women in scientific enterprise. He further demonstrates how the attitudes that took hold then remained more or less intact through the Reformation, and still subtly permeate our thinking despite the secularization of learning. Noble also describes how during the first millennium and after, women at times gained amazingly broad intellectual freedom and participated both in clerical activities and in scholarly pursuits. But, as Noble shows, these episodic forays occurred only in the wake of anticlerical movements within the church and without. He suggests finally an impulse toward "defeminization" at the core of the modern scientific and technological enterprise as it works to wrest from one-half of humanity its part in production (the Industrial Revolution's male appropriation of labor) and reproduction (the millennium-old quest for the artificial womb). An important book that profoundly examines how the culture of Western science came to be a world without women
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, David F
Dewey number
306.4/5/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q130
LC item number
.N63 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women in science
  • Science
  • Femmes dans les sciences
  • Sciences
  • Wetenschap
  • Christendom
  • Vrouwen
  • Femmes scientifiques
  • Frau
  • Geschichte
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Christendom
  • Femmes scientifiques
  • Vrouwen
  • Wetenschap
  • Europa
Label
A world without women : the Christian clerical culture of Western science, David F. Noble
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-314) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: A World with Women. 1: Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives. 2: Revivals -- Pt. 2: A World Without Women. 3: Saints: The Ascent of Clerical Asceticism. 4: Fathers: Patristic Anxiety to Papal Agenda. 5: Brothers: The Militarization of Monasticism. 6: Priests: The Monasticization of the Church. 7: Bachelors: The Scholastic Cloister -- Pt. 3: Science. 8: Revelation in Nature. 9: The Scientific Restoration. 10: Women in a World Without Women
Control code
23976388
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780394556505
Lccn
91023073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1449232
Label
A world without women : the Christian clerical culture of Western science, David F. Noble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1: A World with Women. 1: Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives. 2: Revivals -- Pt. 2: A World Without Women. 3: Saints: The Ascent of Clerical Asceticism. 4: Fathers: Patristic Anxiety to Papal Agenda. 5: Brothers: The Militarization of Monasticism. 6: Priests: The Monasticization of the Church. 7: Bachelors: The Scholastic Cloister -- Pt. 3: Science. 8: Revelation in Nature. 9: The Scientific Restoration. 10: Women in a World Without Women
Control code
23976388
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780394556505
Lccn
91023073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1449232

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