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Inventing Women

Science, Gender and Technology

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Inventing Women explores important and controversial debates about the gendering of science and technology and their relationship to women. This book discusses how such gendering occurs, the scientific basis for claims of sex difference, the medicalization of women's bodies and the political issues raised by reproductive technology.The book also examines women as producers of science and technology, both as professional scientists and as unskilled workers. It concludes by looking at women as consumers of technology and science - domestic technology and computers - and at their relationship with Nature. Inventing Women raises the question of whether feminism can produce not only a critique of science and technology, but a new feminist science and technology, and the systems and artefacts that go with it. This volume includes contributions which represent some of the best feminist scholarship in their fields. It can be used as a textbook and it will appeal to a wide audience in feminism and women's studies, sociology, education, science and technology, and medicine and health.

Author Biography

Gill Kirkup is Lecturer in Educational Technology at The Open University. Laurie Smith Keller is Lecturer in Computing at The Open University.
Release date NZ
February 27th, 1992
Contributors
Edited by Gill Kirkup Edited by Laurie Smith Keller
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Polity Press
Pages
368
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780745609782
Product ID
3080048

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