A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1990
1990 Chicago Women in Publishing, Honorable Mention Award
“ . . . thoughtful critiques of the myriad issues between women and science.” —Belles Lettres
“Outstanding collection of essays that raise the fundamental questions of gender in what we have been taught are objective sciences.” —WATERwheel
“ . . . all of the articles are well written, informative, and convincing. Admirable editorial work makes this anthology unusually helpful for scholars and students . . . Highly recommended . . . ” —Choice
Questioning the objectivity of scientific inquiry, this volume addresses the scope of gender bias in science. The contributors examine the ways in which science is affected by and reinforces sexist biases. The essays reveal science to be a cultural institution, structured by the political, social, and economic values of the culture within which it is practiced.