Mackie, Robin and Roberts, Gerrylynn K.
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This paper uses material on the careers of chemists in the twentieth century from the ‘Studies of the British Chemical Community, 1880-1970’ project to place the experiences of chemists in the context of this dynamic new research area. The paper highlights the way that the values associated with a traditional professional ‘ideal type’ of the independent practitioner were retained despite a marked shift to salaried employment during the twentieth century. Career mobility amongst chemists was underpinned by these values and by the transferability of their core skills.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||chemistry; chemists; careers; profession; professional careers|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > History
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|Date Deposited:||23 May 2008|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 16:56|
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