Event 6: Reading List

Event 6

For Day 1, Gowan Dawson’s session

Gowan Dawson, Darwin, Literature, and Victorian Respectability (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Chapter 2.

Eliza Burt Gamble, The Evolution of Woman: An Inquiry Into the Dogma of Her Inferiority to Man (New York: Putnam, 1894)

George Levine, Darwin Loves You (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006). Chapter 6.

For Day 2, Gordon Fyfe’s session

Patrick Geddes’s papers from vols 1 and 2 of The Sociological Papers (1904 and 1905). (If you are only able to read one of these, please read the paper from vol. 2).

Francis Galton, ‘Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope and Aims’

Lawrence Goldman, ‘Foundations of British Sociology 1880-1930: Contexts and Biographies’, The Sociological Review, 55:3 (2007), 431-40

John Scott and Christopher T. Husbands, ‘Victor Branford and the Building of British Sociology’, The Sociological Review, 55:3 (2007), 460-84

Sir Patrick Geddes, Cities in Evolution (London: Williams and Norgate, 1915). Especially chapters 1, 4, 5, 17, 18, and Summary and Conclusion.

Foundations of British Sociology flyer

For Day 2, Chris Renwick’s session

Chris Renwick, ‘The Practice of Spenserian Science: Patrick Geddes’s Biosocial Program, 1876-1889’, Isis, 100:1 (2009), 36-57

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