Has Feminism Changed Science?
By (author) Londa Schiebinger
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Has Feminism Changed Science? by Londa Schiebinger
Book DescriptionDo women do science differently? This is a history of women in science and a frank assessment of the role of gender in shaping scientific knowledge. Science is both a profession and a body of knowledge, and Londa Schiebinger looks at how women have fared and performed in both instances. Shoe first considers the lives of women scientists, past and present. Schiebinger debunks the myth that women scientists - because they are women - are somehow more holistic and integrative and create more cooperative scientific communities. However, have feminist perspectives brought any positive change to scientific knowledge? Schiebinger provides a nuanced gender analysis of the physical sciences, medicine, archaeology, evolutionary biology, primatology, and developmental biology. She also shows that feminist scientists have developed new theories, asked new questions, and opened new fields in many of these areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674005440
(235mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Londa Schiebinger
Plants and Empire, Paperback (September 2007)
Plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life, yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. In the 18th century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by European imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the New World and uncover the botanical secrets of its people. This work covers this topic.
Feminism in Twentieth-century Science, Technology and Medicine, Paperback (January 2002)
The essays in this volume explore how feminist theory has had a direct impact on research in the biological and social sciences, in medicine, and in technology, often providing the impetus for fundamentally changing the theoretical underpinnings and practices of such research.
Feminism and the Body, Paperback (June 2000)View all books by Londa Schiebinger
This collection of classic essays in feminist body studies investigates the history of the image of the female body; from the medical "discovery" of the clitoris, to the "body politic" of Queen Elizabeth I, to women deprecated as "Hottentot Venuses" in the 19th century.
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Author Biography - Londa Schiebinger
Londa Schiebinger is John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science and Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.
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