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Women, science, and myth : gender beliefs from antiquity to the present

Author: Sue Vilhauer Rosser
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the scientific research on gender throughout the ages, the people, experiments, and impact, of both legitimate and illegitimate findings on the scientific community, women scientists, and society at large.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Women, science, and myth.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2008
(DLC) 2008009359
(OCoLC)173240114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Vilhauer Rosser
ISBN: 9781598840964 1598840967 9781598840957 1598840959 1281777218 9781281777218
OCLC Number: 269387282
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 502 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chronological section: changes in myths of gender over time. Antiquity --
Medieval era --
Renaissance --
The 18th century --
The 19th century --
Early 20th century --
Thematic section: concepts of gender in different contexts --
Disciplines --
Chemistry --
Physics/astronomy --
Mathematics --
Computer science --
Biology --
Psychology --
Medicine --
Technology --
Aspects of human biology and behavior --
The brain --
Cognitive abilities --
Mental illness --
Personality/rationality/emotionality --
Endocrinology and hormones --
Menstruation/menopause/PMS --
Early modern health --
Gender/sex --
how conjoined --
Homosexuality --
Race --
Nature/nurture --
Institutions --
Women's education --
Motherhood --
Religion --
Universities --
Federal agencies --
Industry --
Professional societies --
Discrimination. Discrimination --
Women scientists as leader --
Nobel laureates --
Gender and occupational interests --
Other perspectives on gender and myths and beliefs in scientific research. Feminist philosophy of science --
Biologists who study gender/feminism --
Historians of science and technology who focus on feminism --
Primatologists who focus on females/gender --
Critiques of science --
Marxism/socialism and feminism/gender --
Ecofeminism --
Cyberfeminism --
Race, postcolonial gender, and science --
Feminist science studies --
Women's health movement --
Science fiction.
Responsibility: Sue V. Rosser, editor.

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