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Publisher Comments:

What useful changes has feminism brought to science? Feminists have enjoyed success in their efforts to open many fields to women as participants. But the effects of feminism have not been restricted to altering employment and professional opportunities for women. The essays in this volume explore how feminist theories and practices have 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.

In archeology, evidence of women's hunting activities suggested by spears found in women's graves is no longer dismissed; computer scientists have used feminist epistemologies for rethinking the human-interface problems of our growing reliance on computers. Attention to women's movements often tends to reinforce a presumption that feminism changes institutions through critique-from-without. The examples of change in this volume reveal, however, the potent but not always visible transformations feminism has brought to science, technology, and medicine from within.

Contributors:

Ruth Schwartz Cowan

Linda Marie Fedigan

Scott Gilbert

Evelynn M. Hammonds

Evelyn Fox Keller

Pamela E. Mack

Michael S. Mahoney

Emily Martin

Ruth Oldenziel

Nelly Oudshoorn

Carroll Pursell

Karen A. Rader

Alison Wylie

Synopsis:

What useful changes has feminism brought to science? Feminists have enjoyed

About the Author

Angela H. N. Creager is an associate professor in the Department of History and the Program in History of Science at Princeton University.

Elizabeth Lunbeck is associate professor of history at Princeton University.

Londa Schiebinger is the Edwin E. Sparks Professor of History of Science at Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

Science

2. Doing Social Science as a Feminist: The Engendering of Archeology

Alison Wylie

3. The Paradox of Feminist Primatology: The Goddess's Discipline?

Linda Marie Fedigan

4. Revisiting Women, Gender, and Feminism in Developmental Biology

Scott F. Gilbert & Karen A. Rader

5. Developing the Feminist Critique of Science

Evelyn Fox Keller

Technology

6. Feminism and the Rethinking of the History of Technology

Carroll Pursell

7. Man the Maker, Woman the Consumer: The Consumption Junction Revisited

Ruth Oldenziel

8. What Difference Has Feminism Made to Engineering in the Twentieth Century?

Pamela E. Mack

9. Boys' Toys and Women's Work: Feminism Engages Software

Michael S. Mahoney

10. Medicine, Technology, and Gender in the History of Prenatal Diagnosis

Ruth Schwartz Cowan

Medicine

11. On Bodies, Technologies, and Feminisms

Nelly Oudshoorn

12. Rationality, Feminism, and Mind

Emily Martin

13. Gendering the Epidemic: Feminism and the Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the United States, 1981-1999

Evelynn M. Hammonds

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226120249
Editor:
Creager, Angela N. H.; Lunbeck, Elizabeth; Schiebinger, Londa
Editor:
Lunbeck, Elizabeth
Editor:
Schiebinger, Londa
Editor:
Creager, Angela N. H.; Lunbeck, Elizabeth; Schiebinger, Londa
Editor:
Creager, Angela N. H.
Editor:
Lunbeck, Elizabeth
Author:
Creager, Angela N. H.
Author:
Schiebinger, Londa
Author:
Lunbeck, Elizabeth
Editor:
Schiebinger, Londa
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism and science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 3 tables, 1 line drawing
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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