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Gender of Science

Gender of Science
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  • ISBN-13: 9780133479720
  • ISBN: 0133479722
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

AUTHOR

Kourany, Janet A.

SUMMARY

Despite substantial research during the last two decades in the area of gender and science, no anthology or textbook has introduced students in a comprehensive or systematic way to the subject until now. Integrating contributions from historians and philosophers of science as well as scientists from a wide range of fields,The Gender of Scienceexplores the claim that modern Western science is masculine, and that its masculinity helps to perpetuate a society biased in favor of men. It also explores some of the ways women scientists are currently changing science, and some of the ways science's empiricist house philosophy must be revised to accommodate these changes. The Gender of Sciencealso provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the field of gender and science. includes contributions by the most important historians, philosophers, and scientists in the field--Schiebinger, Harding, Longino, Haraway, Keller, Hubbard, Fausto-Sterling, Rosser, and many others. includes accessible, eye-opening articles on a wide range of sciences, from physics and chemistry to psychology and the social sciences. scrutinizes the aims, methods, and social effects of science as well as its subject matter, and confronts the hard normative questions that result. includes introductions to each section that integrate the different parts of the book, and make clear the contribution of each article to the overall questions of the book. is of interest to a wide range of students--students in philosophy and the sciences as well as those in interdisciplinary programs such as science, technology, and values and gender studies/women's studies.Kourany, Janet A. is the author of 'Gender of Science', published 2001 under ISBN 9780133479720 and ISBN 0133479722.

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