Women, Science, and Technology

A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

Author: Mary Wyer,Donna Cookmeyer,Donna Giesman,Mary Barbercheck,Hatice Ozturk,Marta Wayne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415926065

Category: Science

Page: 376

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This reader provides an introduction to the gendering of science and the impact women are making in laboratories around the world. The republished essays included in this collection are both personal tales from women scientists and essays on the nature of science itself, covering such controversial issues like the under-representation of women in science, reproductive technology, sociobiology, evolutionary theory, and the notion of objective science.
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Queer Feminist Science Studies

A Reader

Author: Cyd Cipolla,Kristina Gupta,David A. Rubin,Angela Willey

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295742593

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Queer Feminist Science Studies takes a transnational, trans-species, and intersectional approach to this cutting-edge area of inquiry between women�s, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies (STS). The essays here �queer��or denaturalize and make strange�ideas that are taken for granted in both areas of study. Reimagining the meanings of and relations among queer and feminist theories and a wide range of scientific disciplines, contributors foster new critical and creative knowledge-projects that attend to shifting and uneven operations of power, privilege, and dispossession, while also highlighting potentialities for uncertainty, subversion, transformation, and play. Theoretically and rhetorically powerful, these essays also take seriously the materiality of �natural� objects and phenomena: bones, voles, chromosomes, medical records and more all help substantiate answers to questions such as, What is sex? How are race, gender, sexuality, and other systems of differences co-constituted? The foundational essays and new writings collected here offer a generative resource for students and scholars alike, demonstrating the ingenuity and dynamism of queer feminist scholarship.
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Women, Science, and Technology

A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

Author: Mary Wyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415521093

Category: Social Science

Page: 599

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"Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies. This third edition fully updates its predecessor with a new introduction and twenty-eight new readings that explore social constructions mediated by technologies, expand the scope of feminist technoscience studies, and move beyond the nature/culture paradigm."--Pub. desc.
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Women, Gender, and Technology

Author: Mary Frank Fox

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252073363

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Each of the ten chapters in Women, Gender, and Technology explores a different aspect of how gender and technology work--and are at work--in particular domains, including film narratives, reproductive technologies, information technology, and the profession of engineering. The volume's contributors include representatives of over half a dozen different disciplines, and each provides a novel perspective on the foundational idea that gender and technology co-create one another. Together, their articles provide a window on to the rich and complex issues that arise in the attempt to understand the relationship between these profoundly intertwined notions.
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The Gender and Science Reader

Author: Muriel Lederman,Ingrid Bartsch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415213585

Category: Science

Page: 505

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The Gender and Science Reader brings together key writings by leading scholars to provide a comprehensive feminist analysis of the nature and practice of science. Challenging the self-proclaimed objectivity of scientific practice, the contributors uncover the gender, class and racial prejudices of modern science. The Reader draws from a range of media, including feminist criticism, scientific literature, writings about scientific education, and the popular press. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections which address: -- Women in Science -- women's access to study and employment in science, combining both analytical evidence and personal testimonies -- Creating Androcentric Science -- exploring the gendered origins of science at the time of the Enlightenment -- Analyzing Gendered Science -- feminist methodologies and epistemology for the study of science -- Gendered Praxis -- examples of how gender bias can affect and distort scientific work -- Science and Identity -- how science reinforces gender and racial stereotypes -- Feminist Restructuring of Science -- what is the future of feminist science studies? In addition to a general introduction by the editors to the volume, and introductions to each of the thematic sections, the Reader also includes a comprehensive bibliography of feminist science studies, making it an indispensable resource for anyone involved in the teaching, research or study of science.
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Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine

Author: Angela N. H. Creager,Elizabeth Lunbeck,Londa L. Schiebinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226120249

Category: Science

Page: 264

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What useful changes has feminism brought to science? Feminists have enjoyed success in their efforts to open many fields to women as participants. But the effects of feminism have not been restricted to altering employment and professional opportunities for women. The essays in this volume explore how feminist theory has had a direct impact on research in the biological and social sciences, in medicine, and in technology, often providing the impetus for fundamentally changing the theoretical underpinnings and practices of such research. In archaeology, evidence of women's hunting activities suggested by spears found in women's graves is no longer dismissed; computer scientists have used feminist epistemologies for rethinking the human-interface problems of our growing reliance on computers. Attention to women's movements often tends to reinforce a presumption that feminism changes institutions through critique-from-without. This volume reveals the potent but not always visible transformations feminism has brought to science, technology, and medicine from within. Contributors: Ruth Schwartz Cowan Linda Marie Fedigan Scott Gilbert Evelynn M. Hammonds Evelyn Fox Keller Pamela E. Mack Michael S. Mahoney Emily Martin Ruth Oldenziel Nelly Oudshoorn Carroll Pursell Karen Rader Alison Wylie
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A Creative Tension

Key Issues of Socialist-feminism

Author: Anja Meulenbelt,Joyce Outshoorn,Selma Sevenhuijsen,Petra De Vries

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896082366

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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Examines motherhood and feminism, psychoanalysis, the Third World, individual power, and traditional sex roles
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Science and Social Inequality

Feminist and Postcolonial Issues

Author: Sandra Harding

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252073045

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Rethinking the ways modern science encodes destructive political philosophies
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Science in the Contemporary World

An Encyclopedia

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095241

Category: Reference

Page: 382

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This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science
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