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Cultural Meaning of Popular Science Phrenology and the Organization of Consent in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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ISBN-10: 0521673291

ISBN-13: 9780521673297

Edition: 2005

Authors: Roger Cooter, Charles Rosenberg, Colin Jones

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This study of the popularity of phrenology in the second quarter of the nineteenth century concentrates on the social and ideological functions of science during the consolidation of urban industrial society. It is influenced by Foucault, by recent work in the history and sociology of science, by critical theory, and by cultural anthropology. The author analyses the impact of science on Victorian society across a spectrum from the intellectual establishment to working-class freethinkers and Owenite socialists. In doing so he provides the first extended treatment of the place and role of science among working-class radicals. The book also challenges attempts to establish neat demarcations…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Note on sources and abbreviations
Introduction
Historiography
From out the cerebral well
Science and Social Interests
The social sense of brain
The rites of passage
Popular Science
George Combe and the remolding of man's constitution
The poacher turned gamekeeper: phrenologists abroad
Secular methodism
Radical Appropriation and Critique
Richard Carlile and infidel science
On standing socialism on its head
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Manuscript sources and public documents
Phrenological journals
Bibliographical index
General index