Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 (Women Scientists in America)

Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 (Women Scientists in America)In Volume One Of This Landmark Study, Focusing On Developments Up To 1940, Margaret Rossiter Describes The Activities And Personalities Of The Numerous Women Scientists Astronomers, Chemists, Biologists, And Psychologists Who Overcame Extraordinary Obstacles To Contribute To The Growth Of American Science This Remarkable History Recounts Women S Efforts To Establish Themselves As Members Of The Scientific Community And Examines The Forces That Inhibited Their Active And Visible Participation In The Sciences. A Synopsis This book is an analysis of women s participation in American science It examines major and minor women in science, education and employment patterns, women s achievements in science, and the type of recognition given and withheld to women In general, this is a history of an occupational group whose status has risen and fallen over time A second volume will cover the post 1940 years B Why did women have a subordinate, invisible place in science 1 Women have traditionally had a subordinate place in science The result has been that they have been hidden from historians This resulted from an intentional camouflage placed over the contributions of women in the late 19th This invisibility was related to two trends in US history from 1820 to 1920 the increase in the number of middle class women attending higher education and the growth, bureaucratization, and professionalization of science and technology in America These educated women were expected to participate in emotional, soft, noncompetitive, nurturing, womanly behavior The new science was seen as competitive, rational, impers
Extremely interesting subject matter, and full of fascinating anecdotes, but also so chock full of dates and statistics that it feels sort of like reading a textbook, so it s a bit hard to get through And every time I tried skimming for the good bits I ended missing something crucial and having to go back Maybe I just need to improve my speed reading skills Anyhow, it still gets three stars because I think it s an interesting and important book, and I d very much lik

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 (Women Scientists in America)
  • Margaret W. Rossiter
  • English
  • 25 February 2017
  • 9780801825095