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The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (Women Writing Science)

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Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations—limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men—to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts—Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi—to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, structure, and experience of the work. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, The Madame Curie Complex reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role.

Julie Des Jardins, the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America, is a professor of history at Baruch College, CUNY.

Synopsis:

The real-life stories behind the gendering of science.

About the Author

Julie Des Jardins teaches American history at Baruch College, CUNY. She has a Ph.D. in American History from Brown University and has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts Universities and Simmons, Augsburg, and Hamline Colleges. She is the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558616134
Author:
Des Jardins, Julie
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Author:
Jardins, Julie Des
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Spouses
Subject:
Women scientists
Subject:
World
Subject:
History of Science-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women Writing Science
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 BandW photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 11.5 oz

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