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Women and Science

Women and Science
Social Impact and Interaction

by Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 1851094601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a history of the struggle of women to work in the field of science, detailing the discrimination and male dominance they had to overcome, the contributions they have made, and the present-day improvements in their status.

Advancing Women in Science

Advancing Women in Science
An International Perspective

by Willie Pearson, Jr.,Lisa M. Frehill,Connie L. McNeely

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-04-23
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 3319086294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science — even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing. This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities. Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education and policy development.

Women in Science and Technology

Women in Science and Technology
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2002

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science
Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century

by Marilyn Ogilvie,Joy Harvey

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 1500
  • ISBN : 1135963436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and accomplishments. For all academic and public libraries' science and women's studies collections.

Women in Science and Technology

Women in Science and Technology
Confronting Inequalities

by Namrata Gupta

  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9353287502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women in Science and Technology: Confronting Inequalities comprehensively explores women’s status in the Science and Technology (S&T) domain by rigorously analysing and interpreting extensive recent information on major areas such as engineering, medicine, physical sciences, biosciences and mathematics. The book forcefully demonstrates that gender-based differences and expectations play the determining role in limiting women’s participation in S&T. These exist in various forms, from making subject choices in school and opting for specific disciplines in college to embracing specific career avenues such as scientific research. This book shows how the construction of gendered identities is perpetuated through a masculine culture in the informal environment of elite educational institutes and in major S&T workplaces such as academia and research laboratories, which serve together to exclude women from peer groups and opportunities for advancement. The book makes substantive recommendations for policy measures on college admissions, improvement of institutional and organizational environments, and recruitment and capacity building for women in S&T. It calls for substantially reducing the myriad societal and familial barriers through cooperation and understanding.

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Opening Doors

by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine,Committee on Increasing the Number of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM)

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2020-03-19
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0309498279
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Careers in science, engineering, and medicine offer opportunities to advance knowledge, contribute to the well-being of communities, and support the security, prosperity, and health of the United States. But many women do not pursue or persist in these careers, or advance to leadership positions - not because they lack the talent or aspirations, but because they face barriers, including: implicit and explicit bias; sexual harassment; unequal access to funding and resources; pay inequity; higher teaching and advising loads; and fewer speaking invitations, among others. There are consequences from this underrepresentation of women for the nation as well: a labor shortage in many science, engineering, and medical professions that cannot be filled unless institutions and organizations recruit from a broad and diverse talent pool; lost opportunities for innovation and economic gain; and lost talent as a result of discrimination, unconscious bias, and sexual harassment. Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine reviews and synthesizes existing research on policies, practices, programs, and other interventions for improving the recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement into leadership roles of women in these disciplines. This report makes actionable recommendations to leverage change and drive swift, coordinated improvements to the systems of education, research, and employment in order to improve both the representation and leadership of women.

Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Advancement of Women in Science and Technology
A Case Study of Korea

by Kye-Woo Lee

  • Publisher : Ewha Womans University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9788973007035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women and Science, 17th Century to Present

Women and Science, 17th Century to Present
Pioneers, Activists and Protagonists

by Véronique Molinari

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011-05-25
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1443830674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If women’s interest and participation in the advancement of science has a long history, the academic study of their contributions is a far more recent phenomenon, to be placed in the wake of “second wave” feminism in the 1970s and the advent of women’s studies which have, since then, given impetus to research on female figures in specific fields or, more generally speaking, on women’s battles to gain access to knowledge, education and recognition in the scientific world. These studies—while providing a useful insight into the contributions of a few more or less well-known figures—have mostly focused, however, on the obstacles that women have had to overcome in the field of education and employment or in their quest for acknowledgement by their male peers. The aim of this volume is to try and approach the issue from a different and more comprehensive point of view, taking into account not only the position of women in science, but also the link between women and science through the analysis of various kinds of discourse and representation such as the press, poetry, fiction, biographies and autobiographies or professional journals—including that of women themselves. The questions of the presentation or re(-)presentation of science by women are thus at the core of this study, as well as that of the portrayal and self-portrayal of women in the sciences (whether in the educational, or the professional field). A final part examines how women are represented in science fiction which, like science itself, has traditionally been a field dominated by men.

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering
History and Policy Change

by Naonori Kodate,Kashiko Kodate

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-07-30
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1317595041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes are taking to address this issue. This book sheds light on historical developments and the current gender equality situation in Japan, through the lens of women in STEM. It shows how a policy of gender equality in science and engineering has been introduced through the coordinated efforts of academia, scientific societies and the government, and how this has led to a slow but steady increase in female representation. The book draws on extensive data including interviews with government officials, scientists and educators in Japan to provide a revealing case study on how the underrepresentation of women in the fields of science, technology and engineering has been approached and dealt with by a national government. It heralds a new era for female scientists, by showcasing several programmes undertaken by government, universities and national research institutions to support multiple career paths for and the progression of female scientists in Japan. Tracing the historical development of Japan’s policies towards women in science and education, this book will be welcomed by students and scholars interested in Japanese studies, comparative social policy, gender studies, employment and the history of science and technology.

The Outlook for Women in Science: Chemistry

The Outlook for Women in Science: Chemistry
A Book

by United States. Women's Bureau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Outlook for Women in Science: Occupations related to science

The Outlook for Women in Science: Occupations related to science
A Book

by United States. Women's Bureau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Outlook for Women in Science: Geology, geography and meteorology

The Outlook for Women in Science: Geology, geography and meteorology
A Book

by United States. Women's Bureau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Outlook for Women in Science: Biological sciences

The Outlook for Women in Science: Biological sciences
A Book

by United States. Women's Bureau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women in science and technology equal opportunity act, 1980

Women in science and technology equal opportunity act, 1980
hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on S. 568 ... March 3, 1980

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women in Science

Women in Science
Portraits from a World in Transition

by Vivian Gornick

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through interviews with women scientists from a variety of disciplines, this book explores the world of scientific research, identifying the obstacles women have had to surmount and tracing their contributions to the demystification of scientific work

Feminism and Science

Feminism and Science
A Book

by Nancy Tuana

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1989-11-22
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780253113382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"... thoughtful critiques of the myriad issues between women and science." -- Belles Lettres "Outstanding collection of essays that raise the fundamental questions of gender in what we have been taught are objective sciences." -- WATERwheel "... all of the articles are well written, informative, and convincing. Admirable editorial work makes this anthology unusually helpful for scholars and students... Highly recommended... " -- Choice Questioning the objectivity of scientific inquiry, this volume addresses the scope of gender bias in science. The contributors examine the ways in which science is affected by and reinforces sexist biases. The essays reveal science to be a cultural institution, structured by the political, social, and economic values of the culture within which it is practiced.

Women in Science

Women in Science
A Social and Cultural History

by Ruth Watts

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1134526504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science. Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity. It moves beyond the historical work on women and science by avoiding focusing on individual women scientists.

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women and Science

Women and Science
A Book

by Laura E. Kay

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women, Science and Fiction

Women, Science and Fiction
The Frankenstein Inheritance

by D. Shaw

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2000-09-19
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0230287344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since Mary Shelley drew inspiration for Frankenstein from the scientific speculations to which she attended as a 'nearly silent listener' at the now famous chateau in Switzerland, many other women have been similarly motivated to produce works informed by scientific theory. Successive chapters trace the history of women's science fiction writing from the turn of the century to the early 1990s, analysing how women writers have utilised the genre to critique the ideology that informs what counts as scientific knowledge.