The Madame Curie Complex

The Hidden History of Women in Science
Des Jardins, Julie (Book - 2010)
The Madame Curie Complex
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Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations--limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men--to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts--Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi--to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, structure, and experience of the work. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, The Madame Curie Complex reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role. Julie Des Jardins , the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America , is a professor of history at Baruch College, CUNY.
Authors: Des Jardins, Julie
Title: The Madame Curie complex
the hidden history of women in science
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at City University of New York, 2010
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Julie des Jardins
ISBN: 1558616136
Branch Call Number: 500.82 D4412m 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical reference and index
Subject Headings: Spouses Sex role United States History Women in engineering Women in science Women engineers Biography Women scientists Biography
Topical Term: Spouses
Sex role
Women in engineering
Women in science
Women engineers
Women scientists
LCCN: 2009037794
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The Madame Curie Complex gives fresh insight into the barriers and successes for women in science, and sheds light on the way our cultural ideas of gender have shaped the profession.

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