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Athena Unbound

The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Athena Unbound by Henry Etzkowitz
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Why are there so few women scientists? Persisting differences between women's and men's experiences in science make this question as relevant today as it ever was. This book sets out to answer this question, and to propose solutions for the future. Based on extensive research, it emphasizes that science is an intensely social activity. Despite the scientific ethos of universalism and inclusion, scientists and their institutions are not immune to the prejudices of society as a whole. By presenting women's experiences at all key career stages - from childhood to retirement - the authors reveal the hidden barriers, subtle exclusions and unwritten rules of the scientific workplace, and the effects, both professional and personal, that these have on the female scientist. This important book should be read by all scientists - both male and female - and sociologists, as well as women thinking of embarking on a scientific career.
Cambridge University Press; October 2000
290 pages; ISBN 9780511038334
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Title: Athena Unbound
Author: Henry Etzkowitz; Carol Kemelgor; Brian Uzzi
 
ISBNs
051103833X
9780511038334
9780521563802