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Writing about Lives in Science (Auto)Biography, Gender, and Genre

Author: Pnina G Abir-AmMarta CavazzaGeorgina FerryPaula FindlenVita Fortunati, Prof. Dr.All authors
Publisher: Göttingen Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlag 2014
Series: Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities / ACUME 2, Band 009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1. AuflageView all editions and formats
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Following discussions on scientific biography carried out over the past few decades, this book proposes a kaleidoscopic survey of the uses of biography as a tool to understand science and its context. It offers food for thought on the role played by the gender of the biographer and the biographee in the process of writing. To provide orientation in such a challenging field, some of the authors have accepted to write  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pnina G Abir-Am; Marta Cavazza; Georgina Ferry; Paula Findlen; Vita Fortunati, Prof. Dr.; Evelyn Fox Keller; Paola Govoni, Prof. Dr.; Zelda Alice Franceschi; Massimo Mazzotti; Londa Schiebinger, Prof.
ISBN: 9783847002635 3847002635
OCLC Number: 1251932235
Notes: V&R Unipress
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (287 Seiten).
Series Title: Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities / ACUME 2, Band 009
Other Titles: Writing about Lives in ScienceHg.Govoni/Franceschi
Responsibility: Pnina G. Abir-Am, Marta Cavazza, Georgina Ferry, Paula Findlen, Vita Fortunati, Evelyn Fox Keller, Paola Govoni, Zelda Alice Franceschi, Massimo Mazzotti, Londa Schiebinger, Paola Govoni, Zelda Alice Franceschi.

Abstract:

Following discussions on scientific biography carried out over the past few decades, this book proposes a kaleidoscopic survey of the uses of biography as a tool to understand science and its context. It offers food for thought on the role played by the gender of the biographer and the biographee in the process of writing. To provide orientation in such a challenging field, some of the authors have accepted to write about their own professional experience while reflecting on the case studies they have been working on. Focusing on (auto)biography may help us to build bridges between different approaches to men and womens lives in science. The authors belong to a variety of academic and professional fields, including the history of science, anthropology, literary studies, and science journalism. The period covered spans from 1732, when Laura Bassi was the first woman to get a tenured professorship of physics, to 2009, when Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider were the first womens team to have won a Nobel Prize in science

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