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Women scientists in America : forging a new world since 1972

Author: Margaret W Rossiter
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of the history of American women scientists. It focuses on their pioneering efforts and contributions from 1972 to the present. It deal with the struggles and successes of women scientists  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret W Rossiter
ISBN: 9781421402338 1421402335 9781421403632 1421403633
OCLC Number: 721085238
Description: xx, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From "sisterhood" to interest group: learning to lobby --
Taking on academia: tokenism, "revolving doors," and lawsuits to 1985 --
Taking advantage of undergraduate openings: impetus to ever-broadening reforms --
Innovative outreach: expanding girls' options and opportunities --
Using science to fight back: equal opportunity at the women's colleges --
Surviving the "minefields" in graduate school --
Postdoctoral pathways: preparation, holding pattern, or jumping-off point? --
Industrial and self-employment: entering wedges and entrepreneurs --
Federal employment: lawsuits and presidential appointees --
Nonprofit alternatives: speeding up, moving in, on, and even up --
Academia after Rajender: programs, publicity, and pressures --
Taking the scientific societies beyond recognition.
Responsibility: Margaret W. Rossiter.

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