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Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén


Making Marie Curie looks at the work that for more than a century has gone into (and continues to go into) creating the persona Marie Curie. In doing so, the book not only provides a new, composite picture of Marie Curie, but also provides new insight into the conditions of modern science. Together with Albert Einstein, Curie represents the face of modern science. Known to any schoolchild, she is a role model to women embarking on a career in science, the stuff of Hollywood legend, the pride of two nations, and not least of all, a European Union brand for what Excellence in Science should be a ... More

Keywords: Marie Curie, intellectual property, celebrity culture, information age, media, gender, science, biographical methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226235844
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226235981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, author
Linköping University, Sweden