Gendered Ways of Knowing in Science. Scope and Limitations

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For more than a generation, scholarship on gender and/in science has been predominantly dedicated to two strands of discussion: while one prominent line of research has been concerned with women’s inroads into science and their careers within its sys-tem, another branch of research has remained focused on the problem of how science, its content and its cultural practices, are coloured by gender. Despite this intriguing and differentiated research, ‘gender’ has acquired the somewhat stable and taken-for-granted meaning of sexual difference. This volume proposes a reflection on the practices of establishing and using ‘gender’ and its conceptual and practical history in the life of science, showing thus both the scope and the limitations of gendered ways of knowing.With contributions by: M. Cristina Amoretti and Nicla Vassallo, Marlen Bidwell-Steiner, Barbara Duden, Sandra Harding, Stefan Hirschauer, Stefanie Knauss, Annalisa Murgia, Teresa Rees, Catherine Vidal, Heidemarie Winkel, Theresa Wobbe.

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