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Do girls do technology another way? and the way approximately feminists--male or woman? the reply to this fraught query, rigorously set out during this provocative booklet, will startle and enlighten each faction within the "science wars."

Has Feminism replaced Science? is right away a historical past of ladies in technology and a frank evaluate of the function of gender in shaping clinical wisdom. technological know-how is either a occupation and a physique of data, and Londa Schiebinger appears at how girls have fared and played in either circumstances. She first considers the lives of girls scientists, earlier and current: what percentage are there? What sciences do they choose--or have selected for them? Is the pro tradition of technology gendered? And is there whatever uniquely female concerning the technology ladies do? Schiebinger debunks the parable that ladies scientists--because they're women--are one way or the other extra holistic and integrative and create extra cooperative medical groups. even as, she information the enormous functional problems that beset ladies in technology, the place family partnerships, teenagers, and different challenging issues can placed women's (and more and more men's) careers at risk.

But what in regards to the content material of technology, the guts of Schiebinger's topic? Have feminist views introduced any confident alterations to clinical wisdom? Schiebinger presents a sophisticated and nuanced gender research of the actual sciences, drugs, archaeology, evolutionary biology, primatology, and developmental biology. She additionally indicates that feminist scientists have built new theories, requested new questions, and opened new fields in lots of of those areas.

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