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Mind Has No Sex? : Women in the Origins of Modern Science

Baker & Taylor

Mind Has No Sex? : Women in the Origins of Modern Science

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Schiebinger (history, Penn. State) examines the important role of women in 17th and 18th century science, and their gradual exclusion from intellectual pursuits into the Victorian era. She discusses the rise of new ideas of sexual differences, the changing image of the feminine, and the influence of gender on knowledge and power. A scholarly work, with 75 pages of notes and bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.