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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415960401

ISBN-13: 9780415960403

Pub. Date: 05/29/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Are women changing science? This reader provides an introduction to the gendering of science and the impact women scientists are making around the world. The essays included in this stellar collection are both personal tales from women scientists and essays on the nature of science itself; covering such controversial issues as the under-representation of women in

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Are women changing science? This reader provides an introduction to the gendering of science and the impact women scientists are making around the world. The essays included in this stellar collection are both personal tales from women scientists and essays on the nature of science itself; covering such controversial issues as the under-representation of women in science, reproductive technology, sociobiology, evolutionary biology and the notion of objective science. Women, Science, and Technology will fast become the definitive choice for readers seeking an introduction to the new field of feminist science studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960403
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(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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