Women, Science, and Technology A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

ISBN-10: 0415521106
ISBN-13: 9780415521109
Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)
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List price: $54.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies. The editors have extensively revised this anthology to reflect the newest trends in the field. The third edition contains emerging work in feminist science studies that focuses on specific scientific and technological research, and calls attention to debates among feminists about how to envision our futures in relation to this research. Women, Science, and Technology continues to make the argument that scientific and technological advances are at once deeply implicated in the rigidity of the sex/gender classification system and necessarily useful to challenging that classification system. In addition, recent trends in theory motivate a rethinking of related systems of domination, including race/ethnicity, class, sexualities, and global relations. This new edition reflects those important developments as integral to feminist science studies while incorporating a global perspective.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Feminism, Science and Technology-Why It Still Matters
From Margins to Center: Educating Women for Scientific Careers
Science Faculty's Subtle Gender Biases Favor Male Students
Snow Brown and the Seven Detergents: A Metanarrative on Science and the Scientific Method
State of Knowledge about the Workforce Participation, Equity, and Inclusion of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
Walking a Tightrope: The Feminist Life of a Drosophila Biologist
When Computers Were Women
The Intersection of Gender, Race and Cultural Boundaries, or Why Is Computer Science in Malaysia Dominated by Women?
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Achieving Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering
The Gender Gap in Patents
Feminist Approaches In/To Science and Technology
Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals
Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the Electromechanical Vibrator
The Need to Bleed? A Feminist Technology Assessment of Menstrual-Suppressing Birth Control Pills
Hardwired for Sexism? Approaches to Sex/Gender in Neuroscience
Making Males Aggressive and Females Coy: Gender across the Animal-Human Boundary
Asking Different Questions: Feminist Practices for the Natural Sciences
"Keep Life Simple": Body/Technology Relationships in Racialized Global Contexts
Technologies of Sex, Gender, and Difference
Science, Power, Gender: How DNA Became the Book of Life
The Bare Bones of Sex: Part 1-Sex and Gender
Constructing Gender from the Inside Out: Sex-Selection Practices in the United States
Race, Gender, and Genetic Technologies: A New Reproductive Dystopia?
Sexing the X: How the X Became the "Female Chromosome"
Thinking Theoretically
Rethinking Cyberfeminism(s): Race, Gender, and Embodiment
Gender and Technology
Queering Feminist Technology Studies
Feminist Heterosexual Imaginaries of Reproduction: Lesbian Conception in Feminist Studies of Reproductive Technologies
From Reproductive Work to Regenerative Labor: The Female Body and the Stem Cell Industries
Beyond Postcolonial Theory: Two Undertheorized Perspectives on Science and Technology
Theoretical Horizons in Feminist Technoscience Studies
Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective
Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter
Animal Performances: An Exploration of Intersections between Feminist Science Studies and Studies of Human/Animal Relationships
Sex Genes: A Critical Sociomaterial Approach to the Politics and Molecular Genetics of Sex Determination
Imaginary Prohibitions: Some Preliminary Remarks on the Founding Gestures of the "New Materialism"
From Science and Technology to Feminist Technoscience
Eco/Ferriinism and Rewriting the Ending of Feminism: From the Chipko Movement to Clayoquot Sound
Contributors
Credits
Index

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