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The Resource Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972, Margaret W. Rossiter

Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972, Margaret W. Rossiter

Label
Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972
Title
Women scientists in America
Title remainder
before affirmative action, 1940-1972
Statement of responsibility
Margaret W. Rossiter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Rossiter shows how women scientists made significant contributions to the war effort, ranging from engineering and nutrition (where both Margaret Mead and Rachel Carson worked well outside their areas of expertise) to metallurgy and the Manhattan Project. But she tells also of the postwar period, when women scientists were told to accept demotion "cheerfully" and American colleges began concerted efforts to "get the old girls out" and replace them with all-male - and therefore higher-paid and more prestigious - faculty
  • Rossiter concludes that the period from 1940 to 1972 was a time when American women were encouraged to pursue an education in science in order to participate in the great professional opportunities that science promised. Yet the patriarchal structure and values of universities, government, and industry confronted women with obstacles that continued to frustrate and subordinate them. Nevertheless, women scientists made genuine contributions to their fields, grew in professional stature, and laid the foundation for the period after 1972, which saw real breakthroughs on the status of women scientists in America
  • Rossiter shows how women scientists made significant contributions to the war effort, ranging from engineering and nutrition (where both Margaret Mead and Rachel Carson worked well outside their areas of expertise) to metallurgy and the Manhattan Project. But she tells also of the postwar period, when women scientists were told to accept demotion "cheerfully" and American colleges began concerted efforts to "get the old girls out" and replace them with all-male - and therefore higher-paid and more prestigious - faculty
  • Rossiter concludes that the period from 1940 to 1972 was a time when American women were encouraged to pursue an education in science in order to participate in the great professional opportunities that science promised. Yet the patriarchal structure and values of universities, government, and industry confronted women with obstacles that continued to frustrate and subordinate them. Nevertheless, women scientists made genuine contributions to their fields, grew in professional stature, and laid the foundation for the period after 1972, which saw real breakthroughs on the status of women scientists in America
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rossiter, Margaret W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972, Margaret W. Rossiter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [531]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. World War II: Opportunity Lost? -- 2. Postwar "Adjustment": Displacement and Demotion -- 3. "Scientific Womanpower": Ambivalent Encouragement -- 4. Graduate School: Record Numbers Despite It All -- 5. Growth, Segregation, and Statistically "Other" -- 6. Faculty at Major Universities: The Antinepotism Rules and the Grateful Few -- 7. Resentful Research Associates: Marriage and Marginality -- 8. Protecting Home Economics, the Women's Field -- 9. Surviving in "Siberia" -- 10. Majors, Money, and Men at the Women's Colleges -- 11. Nonprofit Institutions and Self-Employment: A Second Chance -- 12. Corporate Employment: Research and Customer Service -- 13. Governmental "Showcase"? -- 14. Invisibility and Underrecognition: Less and Less of More and More -- 15. Women's Clubs and Prizes: Partial Palliatives -- 16. The Path to Liberation: Consciousness Raised, Legislation Enacted
Control code
32014330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 584 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801848933
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95002320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1726887
Label
Women scientists in America : before affirmative action, 1940-1972, Margaret W. Rossiter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [531]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. World War II: Opportunity Lost? -- 2. Postwar "Adjustment": Displacement and Demotion -- 3. "Scientific Womanpower": Ambivalent Encouragement -- 4. Graduate School: Record Numbers Despite It All -- 5. Growth, Segregation, and Statistically "Other" -- 6. Faculty at Major Universities: The Antinepotism Rules and the Grateful Few -- 7. Resentful Research Associates: Marriage and Marginality -- 8. Protecting Home Economics, the Women's Field -- 9. Surviving in "Siberia" -- 10. Majors, Money, and Men at the Women's Colleges -- 11. Nonprofit Institutions and Self-Employment: A Second Chance -- 12. Corporate Employment: Research and Customer Service -- 13. Governmental "Showcase"? -- 14. Invisibility and Underrecognition: Less and Less of More and More -- 15. Women's Clubs and Prizes: Partial Palliatives -- 16. The Path to Liberation: Consciousness Raised, Legislation Enacted
Control code
32014330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 584 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801848933
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95002320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1726887

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