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Women in Science : A Social and Cultural History - Ruth Watts

Women in Science

A Social and Cultural History

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2007
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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.

'An essential resource for student assignments.' - BBC History Magazine

'Recommended. Undergraduates.'- CHOICE

'Watts has provided an invaluable resource...She sysnthesises the significant literature, adds new knowledge and makes the whole accessible to a wide audience. This was sorely needed' - Claire Jones, University of Liverpool

'Her book goes beyond synthesis in important ways, exetending discussion and asking new questions...It promises to be an invaluable resource for many audiences' - Women's History Magazine

1. Science, Gender and Education2. from the Fifth Century CE to the Sixteenth: Learned Celibacy or Knowledgeable Housewifery3. Dangerous Knowledge: Science, Gender and the Beginnings of Modernism4. Education in Science and the Science of Education in the Long Eighteenth Century5. Radical Networks in Education and Science in Britain from the Mid Eighteenth Century to6. An Older and a Newer World: Networks of Science7. Science Comes of Age: Male Patriarchs and Women Serving Science?8. Medicine, Education and Gender from c.1902-44 with a Case Study of Birmingham9. Asking Questions of Science: The Significance of Gender and Education

ISBN: 9780415253079
ISBN-10: 0415253071
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1