A Dame Full of Vim and Vigor: A Biography of Alice Middleton Boring, Biologist in China

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Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinitiestakes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, examplaand vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Contents

Origins and Early Years
9
The China Experiment
29
The Career Choice
61
From Laboratory Biology to Field Natural
87
Teaching and Advising
121
Pearl Harbor and Internment
147
The Return
165
The Finale
179
A Retrospective
191
Bibliography Alice M Boring
205
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Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie is a historian of science who teaches at Oklahoma Baptist University.

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