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Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona“A Young Man’s Game”: Youth, Gender, Play, and Power in the Personae of Mid-Twentieth-Century Global Mathematics

Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: “A Young Man’s Game”: Youth,... [The mathematical profession’s vast global transformations in the middle decades of the twentieth century coincided with significant changes to the people who constituted the international mathematical community, the social norms and modes through which they interacted, and the kinds of knowledge they produced and shared. This chapter interrogates G. H. Hardy’s famous 1940 observation that “mathematics, more than any other art or science, is a young man’s game”, historicizing norms of youth, gender, and play and then examining how their importance changed through the lens of the pseudonymous persona of Nicolas Bourbaki and the collective personae of the mathematicians who wrote under Bourbaki’s name.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona“A Young Man’s Game”: Youth, Gender, Play, and Power in the Personae of Mid-Twentieth-Century Global Mathematics

Editors: Niskanen, Kirsti; Barany, Michael J.

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-49605-0
Pages
21 –53
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49606-7_2
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Abstract

[The mathematical profession’s vast global transformations in the middle decades of the twentieth century coincided with significant changes to the people who constituted the international mathematical community, the social norms and modes through which they interacted, and the kinds of knowledge they produced and shared. This chapter interrogates G. H. Hardy’s famous 1940 observation that “mathematics, more than any other art or science, is a young man’s game”, historicizing norms of youth, gender, and play and then examining how their importance changed through the lens of the pseudonymous persona of Nicolas Bourbaki and the collective personae of the mathematicians who wrote under Bourbaki’s name.]

Published: Feb 20, 2021

Keywords: Mathematics; Youth; Gender; Play; Fellowships; Patronage; Homosociality; Bourbaki; Pseudonymy; Embodiment

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