1st Edition

Women in Science A Social and Cultural History

By Ruth Watts Copyright 2007
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science.

    Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity.

    It moves beyond the historical work on women and science by avoiding focusing on individual women scientists.

    1. Science, gender and education 2. Discovering women in science and education 3. Knowledge and power in ancient Alexandria 4. Obedient servants of God and man 5. Science, gender and the beginnings of modernism 6. Education in science and the science of education in the long eighteenth century 7. An older and newer world: networks of science in nineteenth century England 8. Science comes of age 9. The significance of gender and identity


    Ruth Watts is Professor of History of Education at the University of
    Birmingham. Her research interests are in the history of education and
    gender and publications include Gender, Power and the Unitarians in
    England, 1760-1860.

    'An essential resource for student assignments.' - BBC History Magazine

    'Recommended. Undergraduates.'- CHOICE

    'Watts has provided an invaluable resource...She sysnthesises the significant literature, adds new knowledge and makes the whole accessible to a wide audience. This was sorely needed' - Claire Jones, University of Liverpool

    'Her book goes beyond synthesis in important ways, exetending discussion and asking new questions...It promises to be an invaluable resource for many audiences' - Women's History Magazine