Divall, C., Donnelly, J.F., and Johnston, S.F. (1999) Professional identity and organisation in a technical occupation: the emergence of chemical engineering in Britain, ca 1915-1930. Contemporary British History, 13(4), pp. 56-81. (doi:10.1080/13619469908581560)
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The emergence in Britain of chemical engineering, by mid century the fourth largest engineering specialism, was a hesitant and long drawn out process. This article analyses the organisational politics behind the recognition of the technical occupation and profession from the First World War through to the end of the 1920s. The collective sense of professional identity among nascent 'chemical engineers' developed rapidly during this time owing to associations which promoted their cause among potential patrons.
|Keywords:||Chemistry, chemical engineering, First World War, WWI, Britain, industry, identity, profession, occupation, discipline, competition|
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Johnston, Professor Sean|
|Authors:||Divall, C., Donnelly, J.F., and Johnston, S.F.|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Journal Name:||Contemporary British History|