Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation / Edition 1

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This essential text contains contributions from a wide range of fields and provides role models for feminist scientists. Including chapters from scientists and feminist scholars, the book presents a wide range of feminist science studies scholarship-from autobiographical narratives and experimental and theoretical projects, to teaching tools and courses and community-based projects.

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This study brings together original work in the field of feminist science studies. Representing current scholarship by scientists and scholars who are well-established as well as those new to the field, it contains autobiographical narratives, teaching tools and course outlines, and experimental, theoretical, and community-based projects. Edited by Mayberry (sociology and women's studies, U. of Nevada), Banu Subramaniam (women's studies, ecology and evolutionary biology, U. of Arizona) and Lisa H. Weasel (biology, Portland State U.). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415926966
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Maralee Mayberry is a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Nevada, and co-editor of Meeting the Challenge: Innovative Feminist Pedagogies in Practice (Routledge). Banu Subramaniam is an Assistant Research Professor of Women's Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. Lisa H. Weasel is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Portland State University.

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Table of Contents

Adventures Across Natures and Cultures: An Introduction 1
Proud to be an Oxymoron!: From Schizophrenic to (Un)Disciplined Practice 14
What Do You Do Over There, Anyway?: Tales of an Academic Dual Citizen 22
Resident Alien: A Scientists in Women's Studies 30
From Biologist to Sociologist: Blurred Boundaries and Shared Practices 35
Through the Lens of an Insider-Outsider: Gender, Race, and (Self-)Representation in Science 42
Oases in a Desert: Why a Hydrologist Meanders between Science and Women's Studies 48
And the Mirror Cracked!: Reflections of Natures and Cultures 55
Technoscientific Literacy as Civic Engagement: Realizing How Being at Liberty Comes to Matter 63
Over the Edge: Developing Feminist Frameworks in the Sciences and Women's Studies 72
More than Metaphor 81
Toward a Feeling for the Organism 87
When the Mirror Looks Back: Nature in the Scholarship of the Humanities 92
Contesting Territories: Female-Female Aggression and the Song Sparrow 97
Sexy Science: What's Love Got to Do with It? 106
Unequal Partners: Rethinking Gender Roles in Animal Behavior 115
Toward a History of Us All: Women Physicians and Historians of Medicine 120
Just Beneath the Surface: Rereading Geology, Rescripting the Knowledge/Power Nexus 125
Feminist Leadership in the Academy: Innovations in Science Education 138
Reproductive and Resistant Pedagogies: The Comparative Roles of Collaborative Learning and Feminist Pedagogy in Science Education 145
Difficult Crossings: Stories from Building Two-Way Streets 157
The Forgotten Few: Developing Curricula on Women in the Physical Sciences and Engineering 173
"What about Biology?": Building Sciences into Introductory Women's Studies Curricula 183
Life, Sex, and Cells 193
Working at the Limen: Repositioning Authority in Science and Art 204
From Teaching to Learning: A Course on Women, Gender, and Science 216
Scientific Literacy --> Agential Literacy = (Learning + Doing) Science Responsibly 226
Fertile Futures: Grounding Feminist Science Studies Across Communities 248
"Your Silence Will Not Protect You": Feminist Science Studies, Breast Cancer, and Activism 258
Taking Science to the Household: Scientific Motherhood in Women's Lives 275
After Absolute Neutrality: Expanding "Science" 291
Laboratories Without Walls: The Science Shop as a Model for Feminist Community Science in Action 305
Feminist Science Studies, Objectivity, and the Politics of Vision 321
Notes on Contributors 339
Acknowledgments 342
Index 343
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