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100 1  Ebert, Adam W 
245 10 Hive society: The popularization of science and beekeeping
       in the British Isles, 1609--1913 
300    240 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       05, Section: A, page: 1764 
500    Advisers: James T. Andrews; Pamela Riney-Kehrberg 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Iowa State University, 2009 
520    The history of scientific beekeeping involved many of the 
       social and intellectual trajectories that transformed 
       western societies between the seventeenth century and the 
       early twentieth century. The title, Hive society: the 
       popularization of science and beekeeping in the British 
       Isles, 1609-1913 , emphasizes the theme of science that 
       connects each chapter. The evolving social structure of 
       the British Isles, the expansion of print culture, and the
       proliferation of voluntary societies conditioned the 
       development and popularization of scientific beekeeping. 
       The case study contributes to histories of rural reform, 
       the popularization of science, and the roles of voluntary 
       associations that focused on scientific and moral 
       improvement 
520    Investigation of apicultural history reveals a thriving 
       vernacular science that included loose connections with 
       elite scientific societies. Voluntary associations 
       collaborated to bring scientific beekeeping to an audience
       that transected social classifications, though their 
       rhetoric especially targeted cottagers. The investigation 
       intertwines analyses of beekeeping treatises, pamphlets, 
       periodicals, apicultural society records, and private 
       letters. Overall, the project illustrates the 
       contributions of multiple socioeconomic classes to the 
       popularization of scientific beekeeping. Their diverse 
       mentalities created a more socially-inclusive movement 
       than appears in some accounts that are clouded by the 
       "Darwin specter" that dominates some histories of 
       nineteenth-century science. The dissertation also revises 
       the idea of a popular "revolution" in nineteenth-century 
       beekeeping technology 
590    School code: 0097 
650  4 History, European 
650  4 Biology, Entomology 
650  4 History of Science 
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690    0353 
690    0585 
710 2  Iowa State University.|bHistory 
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