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Women's history as scientists : a guide to the debates / Leigh Ann Whaley
Bib ID 1081125
Format BookBook
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Whaley, Leigh Ann
 
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Description Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003 
p. cm. 
ISBN 1576072304
157607742X
Summary

"Ranging across centuries of history and covering numerous disciplines, Women's History as Scientists illuminates women's scientific achievements. This comprehensive, historical review of the debates surrounding women's roles in science examines their often-limited access to education, training and professional careers and organizes a vast amount of material to put the debates in sharp focus. Each chapter features a controversy that raged during a specific period, such as the professionalization of science and the exclusion of women that began in the twelfth century; the querelle des femmes, the debate over the role and value of women that raged in France for 300 years; and the debate over women in medicine that continued into the late nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. The Classical Debate: Can Women Do Science?
  • 2. The Medieval Woman in Science: Contradictions within the Church and the University
  • 3. The Querelle des Femmes: The Debate about Women
  • 4. The Debate about Education and the Inferiority of Women
  • 5. The Cartesian Debate
  • 6. The Professionalization of Science: The Exclusion of Women
  • 7. The Age of the Enlightenment: Science as an Unsuitable Subject for a Lady
  • 8. The "New Science" and the Debate about Women
  • 9. "Doctoring Only for Men": Women and Medicine
  • 10. The Feminist Critique of Science.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Women scientists -- History.  |  Women intellectuals -- History.

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