ERIC Number: ED297991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Feminism within the Science & Health Care Professions: Overcoming Resistance. The Athene Series.
Rosser, Sue V., Ed.
Many have observed the impact of feminism on various disciplines and professions of the humanities and social sciences as more women entered those fields. The feminist perspective helped to transfer some of the traditional theories and methodologies of those disciplines. It was assumed by many that the sciences were likewise changing. This collection of essays reviews and re-evaluates the impact of feminism on the sciences. An introduction by Sue V. Rosser gives an overview of the issues and the essays presented in this volume. Chapters include: (1) "Where are the Women in the Physical Sciences?" (Betty M. Vetter); (2) "Gender Bias in Archeology: Here, Then and Now" (Joan M. Gero); (3) "Women in Public Health: Changes in a Profession" (Jennie J. Kronenfeld); (4) "Contemporary Concerns of Women in Medicine" (Joan M. Altekruse and Susanne W. McDermott); (5) "Science and the Construction of Meanings in the Neurosciences" (Ruth Bleier); (6) "The Impact of Feminism on the AAAS Meetings: From Nonexistent to Negligible" (Sue V. Rosser); (7) "The Response of the Health Care System to the Women's Health Movement: The Selling of Women's Health Centers" (Nancy Worcester and Mariamne H. Whatley); and (8) "Beyond Compliance: Towards a Feminist Health Education" (Mariamne H. Whatley). The concluding essay, by Sue Rosser, is entitled "The Need for Women and Feminism to Overcome Resistance in Science and Health Care." (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Essays, Females, Feminism, Health Occupations, Health Services, Higher Education, Professional Occupations, Science and Society, Science Education, Sciences, Technical Occupations, Womens Studies
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