By Tiffany K. Wayne Ph.D.
A finished exam of yankee girls scientists around the sciences in the course of the twentieth century, delivering a wealthy old context for realizing their achievements and how they replaced the perform of science.
500 alphabetically equipped entries on American girls scientists within the twentieth century, together with genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the be aware processor Evelyn Berezin.
50 short essays on ladies in particular medical disciplines, exploring how every one particular box handled gender issues
10 essays on sociocultural matters, together with gender in well known technological know-how, women in clinical schooling, balancing profession and family)
Chronologies of significant historic advancements, specialist awards, and clinical "firsts"
Extensive bibliography of reference and different works mentioned within the entries in addition to up to date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and internet sites regarding particular concerns in women's technology schooling and employment
Indexes prepared by means of topic, key observe, and clinical discipline
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Women scientists themselves, however, have always questioned the professional culture of science, from the view of the scientist himself as a male ﬁgure of intellect and authority, to career paths and tenure clocks that ignore family life, to a professional and institutional culture that is organized around the assumptions of male employees. The goal of feminist science has been not only to expand the numbers of women in speciﬁc ﬁelds, but to reveal how science itself operates according to certain gendered assumptions.
Historian of science Londa Schiebinger calls “femininity” and science “the historical clash of . . two cultures,” which was epitomized in the Western European and American traditions with the late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century 13 14 American Women of Science since 1900 split between the private realm of the family and the public world of work. The scientiﬁc revolution of the Enlightenment paved the way for the professionalization of science and the exclusion of women from higher education and the professions for another century.
Pdf. Rossiter, Margaret. 1982. Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Rossiter, Margaret W. 1995. Women Scientists in America: Before Afﬁrmative Action, 1940 1972. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Schiebinger, Londa. 1999. Has Feminism Changed Science? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Wyer, Mary et al. 2009. Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.