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The Woman Scientist : Meeting The Challenges For A Successful Career - Clarice M. Yentsch

The Woman Scientist

Meeting The Challenges For A Successful Career

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Published: 1st August 2003
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An in-depth look at hidden prejudices against women in the scientific fields, and how women can overcome them.

Prologuep. 1
Introduction: Status of Women Scientists in the Twentieth Centuryp. 11
Career Goals of Women Scientistsp. 23
Institutional recognition: positions and salaries of women scientistsp. 27
Professional recognition: prizes, awards, and society offices for the woman scientistp. 33
The enigma of gender differences in scientific productivityp. 34
Suggested actionsp. 39
Summaryp. 44
Early Education and Training of Women Scientistsp. 47
Early educationp. 48
Suggested actionsp. 60
Summaryp. 62
A Time Line Approach to Women's Life-Styles as Career Scientistsp. 67
Taking women seriouslyp. 68
The future?p. 79
Suggested actionsp. 81
Summaryp. 83
Employment, Underemployment, and Unemploymentp. 85
Relative numbers of women in science workplacesp. 86
Part-time scientistsp. 92
Kinds of underemploymentp. 100
Unemploymentp. 104
Suggested actionsp. 107
Summaryp. 108
Scientific Support Roles: Associates, Technicians, and Assistantsp. 111
The research associatep. 112
The laboratory technician/technologistp. 116
The research assistantp. 119
Why so many women?p. 121
Summaryp. 122
Women Scientists in Positions of Power and Influencep. 125
Perceptionsp. 126
Women as managers of research groupsp. 127
Women as science bureaucratsp. 130
Women in positions of influencep. 133
Suggested actionsp. 142
Summaryp. 143
Women Scientists as Mentors and Role Modelsp. 145
Mentorsp. 146
Role modelsp. 148
Summaryp. 158
The Mobile Woman Scientistp. 161
Itinerant behaviorp. 163
Examplesp. 164
Summaryp. 168
Participating in the Fraternities, Clubs, and Societies of Sciencep. 171
Perceptionsp. 172
Realitiesp. 173
Present statusp. 176
Suggested actionsp. 177
Summaryp. 179
Perceptions and Realitiesp. 181
Male scientists' perceptions of women in sciencep. 184
Female scientists' perceptions of other females in sciencep. 187
Male administrators' views of women scientistsp. 191
Female administrators' views of women scientistsp. 195
Female scientists' views of male administratorsp. 197
Graduate students' perceptions of women scientistsp. 198
Public perceptions of women scientistsp. 201
Summary and suggested actionsp. 204
Subtle Forms of Gender-Based Differential Treatment in Sciencep. 207
Exclusionp. 209
Condescensionp. 210
Role stereotypingp. 211
Tokenismp. 212
Hostilityp. 213
Sexual innuendop. 214
Invisibilityp. 216
Body languagep. 217
Backlashingp. 219
Devaluationp. 220
Suggested actionsp. 221
Summaryp. 223
Eras in the Careers of Women Scientistsp. 225
Entry levelp. 226
Junior scientist level: fast forwardp. 229
The mature professionalp. 233
The woman scientist over fiftyp. 236
Summaryp. 241
Conclusions and a Forecast for the Year 2000p. 245
Epiloguep. 253
Special Programs and Organizations Supporting Women Career Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers: a Samplingp. 257
The Woman Scientist Questionnairep. 261
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780738208824
ISBN-10: 0738208825
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.29 x 14.17  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1