What do study on girls in technology and learn on technological know-how and gender need to do with one another? This quantity brings jointly widespread historians and philosophers of technological know-how to envision women's participation in technological know-how, gender and technological know-how, and the possibility of interplay among those items of a bigger puzzle. The 11 chapters incorporated right here discover a couple of interrelated issues: the reviews of person ladies operating in technological know-how; the demographic styles of and help for ladies in particular fields; the gendered building of medical schooling and terminology; the effect of feminist reviews on modern technological know-how; and extra. the result's a set of works which are wealthy in feedback, particular of their proof, and down to earth within the complicated dialogue of gender in past due 20th century cultural and educational life.

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