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ERIC Number: EJ1109985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2469-9896
Masculinities and Experimental Practices in Physics: The View from Three Case Studies
Gonsalves, Allison J.; Danielsson, Anna; Pettersson, Helena
Physical Review Physics Education Research, v12 n2 p020120-1-020120-15 Jul-Dec 2016
This article analyzes masculinity and experimental practices within three different physics communities. This work is premised on the understanding that the discipline of physics is not only dominated by men, but also is laden with masculine connotations on a symbolical level, and that this limited and limiting construction of physics has made it difficult for many women to find a place in the discipline. Consequently, we argue that in order to further the understanding of gender dynamics within physics communities and enrich the current understandings about the lack of women in physics, perspectives from masculinity studies are crucial. The article draws on three different ethnographic case studies dealing with undergraduate students, graduate students, and research scientists. [This paper is part of the Focused Collection on Gender in Physics.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden; United States
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