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- DescriptionWhy are the fields of science and techlogy still considered to be predominantly male professions? This book moves beyond the most common explanations - limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men - to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts - Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi - to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, structure, and experience of the work. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, the book reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phemena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role.
- Author BiographyJulie Des Jardins teaches American history at Baruch College, CUNY, and writes on gender and American women. Previously, she was a lecturer at Harvard University, where she was awarded the Alan Heimert Prize for Seminar Teaching. Des Jardins has a PhD in American history from Brown University and has taught the history of gender, race, and feminism since 2000. She is also the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America.
- Author(s)Julie Des Jardins
- PublisherFeminist Press at The City University of New York
- Date of Publication01/03/2010
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFeminist Press at The City University of New York
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- Weight336 g
- Width139 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine18 mm
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