Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

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Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck, Donna Giesman Cookmeyer, Hatice Ozturk, Marta Wayne
Taylor & Francis, May 31, 2008 - Science - 394 pages
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Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies, science studies more generally, women’s studies, and studies in gender and education. This second edition fully updates its predecessor, dropping ten readings and replacing them with new ones that:

  • extend content coverage into areas not originally included, such as reproductive, agricultural, medical and imaging technologies
  • reflect new feminist theory and research on biology, language, the global economy and the intersection of race and class with gender
  • provide current statistical information about the representation of women and people of colour in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • are more accessible for students.

Section introductions have also been fully updated to cover the latest controversies, such as Harvard president Lawrence Summers’ widely debated discussion about women and science and the current debates surrounding reports on the low numbers of female engineers.

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About the author (2008)

Mary Wyer is Assistant Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Mary Barbercheck is Professor of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University.

Donna Cookmeyer is Associate Director of the Office of Licensing Ventures at Duke University.

Hatice Örün Öztürk is Teaching Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Marta L. Wayne is Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at University of Florida, Gainesville.

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