Has Feminism Changed Science? / Edition 1

Has Feminism Changed Science? / Edition 1

by Londa Schiebinger
     
 

Has Feminism Changed Science? is a history of women in science and a frank assessment of the role of gender in shaping scientific knowledge. Londa Schiebinger first considers the lives of women scientists, past and present: How many are there? What sciences do they choose--or have chosen for them? Is there something uniquely feminine about the science womenSee more details below

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Has Feminism Changed Science? is a history of women in science and a frank assessment of the role of gender in shaping scientific knowledge. Londa Schiebinger first considers the lives of women scientists, past and present: How many are there? What sciences do they choose--or have chosen for them? Is there something uniquely feminine about the science women do? Schiebinger debunks the myth that women scientists--because they are women--are somehow more holistic and integrative and create more cooperative scientific communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005440
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
1,303,294
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Women in Science

Hypatia's Heritage

Meters of Equity

The Pipeline

Gender in the Cultures of Science

The Clash of Cultures

Science and Private Life

Gender in the Substance of Science

Medicine

Primatology, Archaeology, and Human Origins

Biology

Physics and Math

Conclusion

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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