Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines

Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines

by Jody Bart (Editor)

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Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines by Jody Bart

Ample evidence has been provided that women historically have suffered numerous social, political, and institutional barriers to their entrance and success in the sciences. The articles in this anthology refocus the discussion and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the issues surrounding women in the sciences. While the barriers that women have faced as researchers, subjects of research, students of science, and theorists have been well documented, this anthology breaks new ground. It presents the ways women succeed in the sciences, overcome these historical barriers, and contribute to the social practice of science and the philosophy of science in both theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557531216
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
Helen Brooke Taussig (1898-1986): A Biography of Success1
Frankenstein's Native25
Women Becoming Mathematicians: Constructing a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America37
Strategies for Teaching "Female-Friendly" Science to Women: Using History and Research to Guide Instruction101
Successful Strategies for Teaching Math to College Women107
Factors That Increase Persistence of Female Undergraduate Science Students115
Perspectives from a Female Undergraduate Student on Successfully Integrating Learning and Researching Science with Leading Organic Chemistry Workshops139
A Peer Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Students in the Sciences149
Gender Bias in Biological Theory Formation169
Defending Feminist Territory in the Science Wars177
Strong Objectivity and the Language of Science195
Feminist Theories of Knowledge: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly205
Gender and Physical Science: A Hard Look at a Hard Science221
Inventing the Future: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Purdue University Calumet245
Contributors259
Index263

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