One-Eyed Science: Occupational Health and Women Workers / Edition 1

One-Eyed Science: Occupational Health and Women Workers / Edition 1

by Karen Messing
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566395984

ISBN-13: 9781566395984

Pub. Date: 04/14/1998

Publisher: Temple University Press

After decades of research by the author and her colleagues into what women do in positions such as bank teller, secretary, waitress, nurse, factory worker, and poultry processor, Karen Messing is astonished to find that for many policymakers, researchers, and activists, the topic of women's occupational health doesn't exist. Responding to the tough question, why are…  See more details below

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After decades of research by the author and her colleagues into what women do in positions such as bank teller, secretary, waitress, nurse, factory worker, and poultry processor, Karen Messing is astonished to find that for many policymakers, researchers, and activists, the topic of women's occupational health doesn't exist. Responding to the tough question, why are scientists so unresponsive to the needs of women workers, Messing describes long-standing difficulties in gaining attention for the occupational health of women, ranging from the structure of the grant process and the conferences crucial to the professional life of researchers to the basic assumptions of scientific practice. Messing laments the separation of even most feminist health researchers from workplace concerns and asserts that it is time to develop a science that can prevent women workers' pain and suffering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566395984
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
04/14/1998
Series:
Labor And Social Change Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Women Workers and Their Working Conditions1
2Is There a Women's Occupational Health Problem?12
3Are Women Biologically Fit for Jobs? Are Jobs Fit for Women?23
4Who Are Scientists?41
5"Rigor": The Scientific Basis for Funding55
6Constructing Scientific Knowledge72
7Musculoskeletal Problems85
8Office Work and Health100
9Emotional Stressors in Women's Occupations111
10Reproductive Hazards137
11Science and Real Life152
12Changing Science for Women Workers166
Notes193
Index235

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