Category: History of Science

Category: History of Science

New Book: Soviet Space Mythologies

Comments

New Book: Soviet Space Mythologies

Soviet Space Mythologies Public Images, Private Memories, and the Making of a Cultural Identity Slava Gerovitch HISTORY OF SCIENCE/RUSSIAN STUDIES “Soviet Space Mythologies makes a major contribution to the history of Soviet space flight and culture. It places the story of Russian space conquest into the broader history of space flight—including references to pioneering scholars in the history of NASA. This is also the first book to focus on the professional identity of the cosmonaut and space engineer.” —Andrew Jenks, California State University, Long Beach Slava Gerovitch explores the history of the Soviet human space program within a political and…

Read more
(Un)natural Sex in the Times Literary Supplement

Comments

(Un)natural Sex in the Times Literary Supplement

Donna Drucker’s book, The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge is featured in Times Literary Supplement (TLS). (Un)natural Sex By Ivan Crozier | March 18, 2015 Featured on The Times Literary Supplement Kinsey’s life has become more widely known since the publication of a biography by James Jones (1997), and, in 2004, the novel The Inner Circle by T. C. Boyle as well as a biopic starring Liam Neeson. Having completed his doctorate on gall wasps, Kinsey found himself in charge of a sexual education class for married students at Indiana University. A lack of sound information led…

Read more