Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology / Edition 1 by Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Brian Uzzi, Brian Uzzi | | 9780521787383 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology / Edition 1

Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology / Edition 1

by Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Brian Uzzi, Brian Uzzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521787386

ISBN-13: 9780521787383

Pub. Date: 10/19/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why are there still so few female scientists? Despite the scientific ethos of universalism and inclusion, women continue to experience real social inequities as they struggle to gain recognition in the scientific community. Based on extensive interviews and backed by quantitative analysis, this compelling work exposes the hidden barriers, subtle exclusions, and

Overview

Why are there still so few female scientists? Despite the scientific ethos of universalism and inclusion, women continue to experience real social inequities as they struggle to gain recognition in the scientific community. Based on extensive interviews and backed by quantitative analysis, this compelling work exposes the hidden barriers, subtle exclusions, and unwritten rules that confront women at every juncture along the scientific career path—from childhood to retirement. Through vivid personal accounts the authors offer an illuminating and sobering view of the effects these obstacles have on the personal and professional lives of women. They argue that women can succeed in the scientific workplace by successfully managing "social capital," those networks and relationships scientists rely on for professional support and new ideas. This benchmark volume is vital reading for all scientists and social scientists—both male and female—and for women considering a scientific career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521787383
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/19/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: women in science: why so few?; 1. The scientific career pipeline; 2. Women and science; 3. Gender, sex and science; 4. Selective access; 5. Critical transitions in the graduate and post-graduate career path; 6. Women's (and men's) Graduate experience in science; 7. The paradox of critical mass for women in science; 8. The Kula ring of scientific success; 9. Women's faculty experience; 10. Dual male and female worlds of science; 11. Differences between women in science; 12. Social capital and faculty network relationships; 13. Negative and positive departmental cultures; 14. Initiatives for departmental change; 15. International comparisons; 16. Athena unbound: policy for women in science; Appendix; Index.

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