Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Women's Science Learning and Succeeding from the Margins

by Margaret A. Eisenhart

  • ISBN: 9780226195452
  • ISBN10: 0226195457

Women's Science Learning and Succeeding from the Margins

by Margaret A. Eisenhart

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780226195452
  • ISBN10: 0226195457
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 95%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $23.27
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: Are there any places where women succeed in science? Numerous studies in recent years have documented and lamented a gender gap in science and engineering. From elementary school through college, women's interest in science steadily declines and, as adults, they are less likely to pursue careers in science-related fields.

Women's Science offers a dramatic counterpoint not only to these findings but also to the related, narrow assumption that "real science" only occurs in research and laboratory investigation. This book describes women engaged with science or engineering at the margins: an innovative high school genetics class, a school-to-work internship for prospective engineers, an environmental action group, and a nonprofit conservation agency. In these places -- where people use or rely on science for public, social, or community purposes -- the authors found a remarkably high proportion of women. Moreover, these women were successful at learning and using technical knowledge, they advanced in roughly equal percentages to men, and they generally enjoyed their work. Yet, even in these more marginal workplaces, women had to pay a price. Working outside traditional laboratories, they enjoyed little public prestige and received significantly less financial compensation. Although most employers claimed to treat men and women equally, women in fact only achieved success when they acted like male professionals.

Women's Science is an original and provocative contribution that expands our conception of scientific practice as it reconfigures both women's role in science and the meaning of science in contemporary society.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Better World Books West
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
Price:
$1.11
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
0226195457 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!
Price:
$3.37
Comments:
0226195457 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
Location: Frederick, MD
Condition: Good
Good condition.
Price:
$3.77
Comments:
Good condition.
Seller: PLANETBKS
Location: Royal Plm Bch, FL Ask seller a question
Condition: New
BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!
Price:
$4.95
Comments:
BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!
Seller: PLANET BOOKS
Location: Wellington, FL
Condition: New
Shipping Icon
0226195457 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!
Price:
$5.57
Comments:
0226195457 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good condition.
Price:
$5.59
Comments:
Good condition.
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.83
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$6.46
Comments:
Seller: 2VBooks
Location: Derwood, MD
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 290 p. Contains: Illustrations, black &
[...]
Price:
$6.57
Comments:
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 290 p. Contains: Illustrations, black &
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$9.42
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$10.41
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Main Street Fine Books, ABAA
Location: Galena, IL
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. xvii, 272pp. Tables, figures. Fine. Tight, pristine first soft edition.
Price:
$16.87
Comments:
8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. xvii, 272pp. Tables, figures. Fine. Tight, pristine first soft edition.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$21.35
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).