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Intelligentsia Science : The Russian Century, 1860-1960 - Michael D. Gordin

Intelligentsia Science

The Russian Century, 1860-1960

By: Michael D. Gordin (Editor), Karl Hall (Editor), Alexei Kojevnikov (Editor)

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The newest annual volume of "Osiris," "Intelligentsia Science" explores the transformations in science in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, from serfdom to Sputnik, as a series of developments in Russian culture.
The contributors argue that it was the generation of the 1860s that transformed "intelligentsia" into a central notion of Russian popular discourse, cementing its association with revolutionary politics--and with science. Science became the cornerstone of the intelligentsia's ideological and political projects, either as an alternative to socialism, or more often as its nominal "raison d'etre." The Russian century may in fact be over, but the interrelation of the intelligentsia and science to form "intelligentsia science" proves enduring.

Intelligentsia Science: The Russian Century, 1860-1960
Intelligentsia Science Inside and Outside Russiap. 1
Intelligentsia as Social Organization
The Heidelberg Circle: German Inflections on the Professionalization of Russian Chemistry in the 1860sp. 23
Turning Pedagogy into a Science: Teachers and Psychologists in Late Imperial Russia (1897-1917)p. 50
Organizational Culture and Professional Identities in the Soviet Nuclear Industryp. 82
Intelligentsia as Political Agent
The Phenomenon ofSoviet Sciencep. 115
The Conquest of Science: Women and Science in Russia, 1860-1940p. 136
Wishful Science: The Persistence of T. D. Lysenko's Agrobiology in the Politics of Sciencep. 166
Stalin's Rocket Designers' Leap into Space: The Technical Intelligentsia Faces the Thawp. 189
Intelligentsia as Utopia
Taming the Primitive: Elie Metchnikov and His Discovery of Immune Cellsp. 213
The Schooling of Lev Landau: The European Context of Postrevolutionary Soviet Theoretical Physicsp. 230
Imagining the Cosmos: Utopians, Mystics, and the Popular Culture of Spaceflight in Revolutionary Russiap. 160
Notes on Contributorsp. 189
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780226304571
ISBN-10: 0226304574
Series: Osiris : Book 23
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 17.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.51