The Madame Curie Complex

The Hidden History of Women in Science

Des Jardins, Julie

Book - 2010
The Madame Curie Complex
Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be the preserve of men? This work moves beyond the common explanations to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin and the women of the Manhattan Project among many others, Des Jardins considers their personal stories in relation to their male counterparts to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods and experience of the work.

Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at City University of New York, 2010
ISBN: 1558616136
Branch Call Number: 500.82 D4412m 2010
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,22 cm


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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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