Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies / Edition 2

Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies / Edition 2

by Mary Wyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415960398

ISBN-13: 9780415960397

Pub. Date: 05/29/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies, science studies more generally, women’s studies, and studies in gender and education. This second edition fully updates its predecessor, dropping ten readings and replacing them with new ones that:

  • extend content coverage into areas not originally

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Overview

Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies, science studies more generally, women’s studies, and studies in gender and education. This second edition fully updates its predecessor, dropping ten readings and replacing them with new ones that:

  • extend content coverage into areas not originally included, such as reproductive, agricultural, medical and imaging technologies
  • reflect new feminist theory and research on biology, language, the global economy and the intersection of race and class with gender
  • provide current statistical information about the representation of women and people of colour in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • are more accessible for students.

Section introductions have also been fully updated to cover the latest controversies, such as Harvard president Lawrence Summers’ widely debated discussion about women and science and the current debates surrounding reports on the low numbers of female engineers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960397
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/2008
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Feminism and Science

Section One: High Hopes, Broken Promises, and Persistence: Educating Women for Scientific Careers

Never Meant to Survive, a Black Woman's Journey: An Interview with Evelynn Hammonds

Gender Constructs and Career Commitment: The Influence of Peer Culture on Women in College

Snow Brown and the Seven Detergents

The Shoulders of Giants

Nepotism and Sexism in Peer Review

Nine Decades, Nine Women, Ten Nobel Prizes: Gender Politics at the Apex of Science

The Careers of Men and Women Scientists: Gender Differences in Career Attainments

Section Two: Science, Sex, and Stereotypes: cultural Images of Science and Scientists

Sex, Science and Education

Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals

Science, Sex, and Stereotypical Images in Scientific Advertising

Gender and Science: An Update

Section Three: Constructing Gender, Constructing Science: How Ideas about Women and Men Shape Science and Technology

Science, Facts, and Feminism

The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants

Sociobiology, Biological Determinism and Human Behavior

The Built Environment: Women's Place, Gendered Space

Section Four: New Science, New Knowledge: Bringing Feminist Perspectives into Science and Technology Studies

Can There Be A Feminist Science

Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of Electromechanical Vibrator

Is Primatology a Feminist Science?

Naked Sex in Exile: On the Paradox of the 'Sex Question' in Feminism and in Science

Section Five: Reproducible Insights: Women Creating Knowledge, Social Policy, and Change

Premenstrual Syndrome, Work Discipline, and Anger

Engendering Environmental Thinking: A Feminist Analysis of the Present Crisis

Between Fathers and Fetuses: The Social Construction of Male Reproduction and the Politics of Fetal Harm

Feminist AI Projects and Cyberfutures

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