Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

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Januar 2004



A stimulating and forward-looking analysis of women's experiences in science, and the barriers they face.


Introduction: women in science: why so few?; 1. The scientific career pipeline; 2. Women and science; 3. Gender, sex and science; 4. Selective access; 5. Critical transitions in the graduate and post-graduate career path; 6. Women's (and men's) Graduate experience in science; 7. The paradox of critical mass for women in science; 8. The Kula ring of scientific success; 9. Women's faculty experience; 10. Dual male and female worlds of science; 11. Differences between women in science; 12. Social capital and faculty network relationships; 13. Negative and positive departmental cultures; 14. Initiatives for departmental change; 15. International comparisons; 16. Athena unbound: policy for women in science; Appendix; Index.


Prepublication endorsement: 'Well-meaning proponents of women in science continue to downplay - or even deny - the pervasive personal and career difficulties faced by women scientists. Pretending that these problems don't exist does nothing to improve the scientific climate for women or men. Athena Unbound gives us the research we need to acknowledge and begin to address these problems.' Mary Morse, author of Women Changing Science: Voices from a Field in Transition ' ... good on social insight'. Joan Mason, Chemistry in Britain 'I found Athena Unbound so gripping that I read it in one sitting. I expect that many women scientists, and their families, will find that it articulates as a general problem issues they have encountered in their own careers.' Alison Winter, American Scientist '... this book has much to recommend it.' Jan Leach, Chemistry & Industry ' ... a timely contribution. While the book's focus is on academic science, it can claim greater breadth because of its concern with 'the quality of women's experience in academic science', including how they are educated in college and graduate school ... [There's much to like in this book] ... Athena Unbound is full of righteous indignation, and it makes many important points.' Chemical and Engineering News ' ... the authors' quantitative analysis method is respectable.' Nature
EAN: 9780521787383
ISBN: 0521787386
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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