Athena Unbound by Henry Etzkowitz
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Athena Unbound
By Henry Etzkowitz

Athena Unbound

The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

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Athena Unbound by Henry Etzkowitz

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Why are there so few women scientists? Persisting differences between women's and men's experiences in science make this question as relevant today as it ever was. This book sets out to answer this question, and to propose solutions for the future. Based on extensive research, it emphasizes that science is an intensely social activity. Despite the scientific ethos of universalism and inclusion, scientists and their institutions are not immune to the prejudices of society as a whole. By presenting women's experiences at all key career stages - from childhood to retirement - the authors reveal the hidden barriers, subtle exclusions and unwritten rules of the scientific workplace, and the effects, both professional and personal, that these have on the female scientist. This important book should be read by all scientists - both male and female - and sociologists, as well as women thinking of embarking on a scientific career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521563802
ISBN-10: 0521563801
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » In each generation, more and more girls pursue a scientific education, and yet there are still few women scientists. This examination of the problem challenges the conventional wisdom which anticipates that sheer weight of numbery will make the difference. As society and technology advances, the need for creative scientific minds increases. The talent of women in science is all too often diffused, while they espouse equality, are inflexible and still behave in ways which favour men and disadvantage women. A scientific career is heavily dependant on networking and successful funding. Women fall by the wayside because they cannot build up the necessary connections in their field. This discussion of the issue is based on experience and interview, certainly essential reading for female or male scientists or students. (Kirkus UK)


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