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1st Edition

Feminist Science Studies
A New Generation

ISBN 9780415926966
Published March 29, 2001 by Routledge
364 Pages 10 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This essential text contains contributions from a wide range of fields and provides role models for feminist scientists. Including chapters from scientists and feminist scholars, the book presents a wide range of feminist science studies scholarship-from autobiographical narratives and experimental and theoretical projects, to teaching tools and courses and community-based projects.

Table of Contents

Adventures Across Natures and Cultures: An Introduction/Maralee Mayberry, Banu Subramaniam and Lisa H. Weasel -- ; Proud to be an Oxymoron!: From Schizophrenic to (Un)Disciplined Practice/Angela B. Ginorio -- ; What Do You Do Over There, Anyway?: Tales of an Academic Dual Citizen/Caitilyn Allen -- ; Resident Alien: A Scientists in Women's Studies/Ingrid Bartsch -- ; From Biologist to Sociologist: Blurred Boundaries and Shared Practices/Jan Clarke -- ; Through the Lens of an Insider-Outsider: Gender, Race, and (Self- )Representation in Science/Caroline Joan ("Kay") S. Picart -- ; Oases in a Desert: Why a Hydrologist Meanders between Science and Women's Studies/Martha P.L. Whitaker -- ; And the Mirror Cracked!: Reflections of Natures and Cultures/Banu Subramaniam -- ; Technoscientific Literacy as Civic Engagement: Realizing How Being at Liberty Comes to Matter/Michael J. Flower -- ; Over the Edge: Developing Feminist Frameworks in the Sciences and Women's Studies/Mary Wyer -- More than Metaphor/Donna Haraway, with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve -- Toward a Feeling or the Organism/Elizabeth Henry -- When the Mirror Looks Back -- Nature in the Scho1arshz of the Humanities/Michael Witmore -- Contesting Territories -- Female-Female Aggression and the Song Sparrow/Michelle Elekonich -- Sexy Science -- What’s Love Got to Do with It?/C. Phoebe Lostroh -- Unequal Partners -- Rethinking Gender Roles in Animal Behavior/J. Kasi Jackson -- Toward a History of Us All -- Women Physicians and Historians of Medicine/Montserrat Cabré -- Just Beneath the Surface -- Rereading Geology Rescripting the Knowledge/Power Nexus/Jaime Phillips and Kate Hausbeck -- STORIES FROM THE FIELD IMPLEMENTING FEMINIST SCIENCE STUDIES IN THE ACAD -- Section Introduction -- Feminist Leadership in the Academy -- Innovations in Science Education/Leslie S. Jones and Kathryn Scantlebury -- Reproductive and Resistant Pedagogies -- The Comparative Roles of Collaborative Learning and Feminist Pedagogy in Science Education/Maralee Mayberry -- Difficult Crossings -- Stories from Building Two- Way Streets/Pamela Baker, Bonnie Shulman, and Elizabeth H. Tobin -- The Forgotten Few -- Developing Curricula on Women in the Physical Sciences and Engineering/Lisa H. Weasel. Melissa Honrado. and Obbie P. Bautista -- “What about Biology?” -- Building Sciences into Introductory Womenc Studies Curricula/Rebecca M. Herzig -- LiFe, Sex, and Cells/Sharon Kinsman -- Working at the Limen -- Repositioning Authority in Science and Art/Caroline Joan (“Kay”) S. Picart -- From Teaching to Learning -- A Course on Women, Gender, and Science/Haydee Salmun -- Scientific Literacy —ø-Agential Literacy = (Learning Doing) Science Responsibly/Karen Barad -- DESTINA11ON REINTEGRATING SCIENCE, COMMUNITY, AND ACTIVISM -- Section Introduction -- Fertile Futures -- Grounding Feminist Science Studies Across Communities/Swatija Manorama and J. Elaine Walters -- “Your Silence Will Not Protect You” -- Feminist Science Studies, Breast Cancer, and Acti vism/Bonnie Spanier -- Taking Science to the Household -- Scientific Motherhood in Women’s Lives/Jacquelyn S. Litt -- AFter Absolute Neutrality -- Expanding “Science”/Sandra Harding -- Laboratories Without Walls -- The Science Shop as a Modelfór Feminist Community Science in Action/Lisa H. Weasel -- Feminist Science Studies, Objectivity, and the Politics oF Vision/Valerie Kuletz -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

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Maralee Mayberry is a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Nevada, and co-editor of Meeting the Challenge: Innovative Feminist Pedagogies in Practice (Routledge). Banu Subramaniam is an Assistant Research Professor of Women's Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. Lisa H. Weasel is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Portland State University.


"How very exciting to see the next generation of science studies come into existence.. This thorough volume contains many perspectives and points of view and should be very useful for the next generation of feminists and scientists alike. My congratulations to the editors for putting together such a wonderful volume." -- Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor of Biology and Women's Studies, Brown University
"This volume brims with new voices-of feminist scientists and of scholars in feminist science studies-building on previous accomplishments in the field. These essays, which integrate insights from feminism and from social and cultural studies of science, take the field forward in research and pedagogy." -- Helen E. Longino, Professor of Women's Studies and Philosophy, University of Minnesota
"This action-packed anthology is absolutely bursting with insight and intelligence. An eloquent and passionate tribute to the energy of feminist science studies, it is also a must- read contribution to it, which will reshape the agendas of this field for years to come. The voices in each chapter jump right off the page and it is clear this book acquired a life of its own in the making. This is an outstanding compilation." -- Sarah Franklin, Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University
"Passion, energy, and excitement are evident in Feminist Science Studies." -- Feminist Collections
"...the editors of Feminist Science Studies define the purposes of feminist inquiry in the sciences as more comprehensive-to enrich and redirect science, to be sure, but also to enrich and redirect feminist inquiry...in general the contributions are solid and useful, many excellent." -- Signs
"Feminist Science Studies is a lighthouse for those intent on traveling beyond their laboratories, a source of information for those who challenge the hegemonic epistemology of value-free research, and an asset for all scholars who deeply value the kind of scientific inquiry that breaks the power of gender." -- Hyapatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
"Feminist Science Studies is a lighthouse for those intent on traveling beyond their laboratories, a source of information for those who challenge the hegemonic epistemology of value-free research, and an asset for all scholars who deeply value the kind of scientific inquiry that breaks the power of gender." -- Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy