ERIC Number: EJ604342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
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The Mathematically Able as a Marked Category.
Damarin, Suzanne K.
Gender and Education, v12 n1 p69-85 Mar 2000
Rejects assumptions that women's mathematical abilities and attitudes relate to biological, psychological, and social factors, assuming that women make many decisions regarding mathematics. Challenges the assumption that within western culture, mathematical ability is an unequivocal good desired and sought by all. Examines characteristics shared by marked categories of people as deviant, arguing that the mathematically able share these characteristics. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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