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Sex Itself

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates the sex chromosomes within the history of twentieth century theories of sex, gender, and sexuality. The author shows how the X and Y chromosomes, thought of as “sex itself,” ... More


Recipes, Households, and Everyday Knowledge

Elaine Leong

in Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583495
eISBN:
9780226583525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583525.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This opening chapter outlines the main arguments presented in this book and household recipe books as a historical source. It contends that the production and circulation of recipes lie at the heart ... More


Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Elaine Leong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583495
eISBN:
9780226583525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Early modern English men and women were fascinated by recipes. Across the country, people of all ranks enthusiastically collected, exchanged, and experimented with medical and cookery instructions. ... More


Introduction

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A favorite gendered cliché, the midlife crisis conjures up images of male indulgence and irresponsibility—but it was first successfully presented as a concept about women’s rights. This chapter ... More


Oldness

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What is the meaning of the surprising origin story of the midlife crisis? Reflecting on the history of the midlife crisis in light of ongoing debates about the cost of living for women and men, the ... More


Introduction

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Straddling comparative literary and cultural studies and the history of science, this chapter insists on the importance of translation to the scientific culture of early- to mid-nineteenth-century ... More


Recipes Beyond the Household

Elaine Leong

in Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583495
eISBN:
9780226583525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583525.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter argues that recipes and recipe knowledge were framed by the complex concerns of everyday life. The household as a site for making recipe knowledge had far-reaching ... More


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