Women, Gender, and Science: New Directions

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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Helen E. Longino
University of Chicago Press, 1997 - Science - 222 pages
What do research on women in science and research on science and gender have to do with each other? This volume brings together prominent historians and philosophers of science to examine women's participation in science, gender and science, and the potential for interaction between these two pieces of a larger puzzle. The eleven chapters included here explore a number of interrelated topics: the experiences of individual women working in science; the demographic patterns of and support for women in specific fields; the gendered construction of scientific education and terminology; the impact of feminist critiques on contemporary science; and more. The result is a collection of works that are rich in suggestions, specific in their evidence, and grounded in the complex discussion of gender in late twentieth century cultural and academic life.

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Sally Gregory Kohlstedt directs the Program in History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota.nbsp; Her teaching and research focus primarily on the history of science in American culture, with particular attention to museums, public education, and women and gender issues in science. In 2009 she edited, with Maria Rentetzi, Gender and Networking in Twentieth-Century Physical Sciences, as special issue of Centaurus.nbsp; Current projects involve analysis of the use of texts in the object-rich subject of nature study, an account of the Smithsonian Institution, national identity, and the American West in the late nineteenth century, and an Isis reader.

Barbara Laslett is professor of sociology at the University of Minnestoa and former editor of Signs. nbsp; Sally Gregory Kohlstedt is professor of the history of science at the University of Minnesota. nbsp; Helen Longino teaches women's studies, philosophy, and science studies at the University of Minnesota. nbsp; Evelynn M. Hammonds is assistant professor of the history of science in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.