Gender, Politics, and Radioactivity Research in Interwar Vienna

@article{Rentetzi2004GenderPA,
  title={Gender, Politics, and Radioactivity Research in Interwar Vienna},
  author={Maria Rentetzi},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2004},
  volume={95},
  pages={359 - 393}
}
This essay explores the significance of political and ideological context as well as experimental culture for the participation of women in radioactivity research. It argues that the politics of Red Vienna and the culture of radioactivity research specific to the Viennese setting encouraged exceptional gender politics within the Institute for Radium Research in the interwar years. The essay further attempts to provide an alternative approach to narratives that concentrate on personal… Expand

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