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    Liquid crystal as chemical form and model of thinking in Alfred Döblin’s modernist science

    Leslie, Esther (2018) Liquid crystal as chemical form and model of thinking in Alfred Döblin’s modernist science. In: Bud, R. and Greenhalgh, P. and James, F. and Shiach, M. (eds.) Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century. London, UK: UCL Press, pp. 357-372. ISBN 9781787353930.

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    Book synopsis: In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940. Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science was a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Esther Leslie
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 12:14
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 02:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24437

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