Feminism and Science (Race, Gender, and Science) by Nancy Tuana

By Nancy Tuana

"... considerate reviews of the myriad matters among ladies and science." -- Belles Lettres"Outstanding selection of essays that increase the basic questions of gender in what we've got been taught are target sciences." -- WATERwheel"... the entire articles are good written, informative, and convincing. Admirable editorial paintings makes this anthology surprisingly precious for students and students... hugely recommended... " -- ChoiceQuestioning the objectivity of clinical inquiry, this quantity addresses the scope of gender bias in technology. The individuals learn the ways that technological know-how is suffering from and reinforces sexist biases. The essays demonstrate technology to be a cultural establishment, established through the political, social, and financial values of the tradition in which it's practiced.

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Page i Feminism & Science Page ii RACE, GENDER, AND SCIENCE Anne Fausto-Sterling, General Editor Page iii Feminism & Science Edited By Nancy Tuana Page iv © 1989 by Indiana University Press All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. The Associates of American University Presses' Resolution on Permission constitutes the only exception to this prohibition.

The articles in this anthology are part of this important and exciting investigation. Reference Weininger, Otto. 1906. Sex and character. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Page xiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This anthology was made possible by the efforts and devotion of many people. The special issues of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, from which these articles were compiled, were the brainchild of Peg Simons. She assisted me at every stage of the process of compiling the anthology. I thank her for her suggestions, encouragement, and hard work; she was always there when I had a problem or a request.

Since Whitney applied for the patent, he is credited with the invention of this important piece of technology (Haber 1979). Rosalind Franklin's fundamental work on the x-ray crystallography of DNA, which led to the theoretical speculation of the double helical nature of the molecule by Watson and Crick, continues to be brushed aside and undervalued (Watson 1969; Sayre 1975). The groundbreaking work of Ellen Swallow in water, air and food purity, sanitation, and industrial waste disposal which began the science of ecology was reclassified as home economics primarily because the work was done by a woman (Hynes 1984).

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