Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Women in Science, 1789-1979 / Edition 1

Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Women in Science, 1789-1979 / Edition 1

by Pnina Abir-Am, Dorinda Outram
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813512565

ISBN-13: 9780813512563

Pub. Date: 12/19/1987

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Focuses on 19th and 20th century American and European women scientists. Great introduction by the editors of essays written by 12 women historians. References, notes and a decent index helps for further reading and wondering when the "men of science" will wake up and smell the coffee

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Focuses on 19th and 20th century American and European women scientists. Great introduction by the editors of essays written by 12 women historians. References, notes and a decent index helps for further reading and wondering when the "men of science" will wake up and smell the coffee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813512563
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
12/19/1987
Series:
The Douglass Series on Women's Lives and the Meaning of Gender
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Part ISocial-Historical Studies
1Before Objectivity: Wives, Patronage, and Cultural Reproduction in Early Nineteenth-Century French Science19
2Botany in the Breakfast Room: Women and Early Nineteenth-Century British Plant Study31
3The Many Faces of Intimacy: Professional Options and Personal Choices among Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women Physicians45
4Field Work and Family: North American Women Ornithologists, 1900-195060
5Nineteenth-Century American Women Botanists: Wives, Widows, and Work77
6Marital Collaboration: An Approach to Science104
Part IIBiographical Studies
7Maria Mitchell and the Advancement of Women in Science129
8"Strangers to Each Other": Male and Female Relationships in the Life and Work of Clemence Royer147
9Career and Home Life in the 1880s: The Choices of Mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia172
10Marie Curie's "Anti-natural Path": Time Only for Science and Family191
11Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomy in the Family216
12Synergy or Clash: Disciplinary and Marital Strategies in the Career of Mathematical Biologist Dorothy Wrinch239
Notes and References281
Notes on Contributors355
Index357

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