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the recent Oxford Readings in Feminism sequence maps the dramatic impression of feminist concept on each department of educational wisdom. providing feminist views on disciplines from historical past to technological know-how, every one ebook assembles crucial articles written on its box within the final ten to 15 years. outdated stereotypes are challenged and conventional attitudes disenchanted in those lively-- and occasionally controversial--volumes, all of that are edited through feminists well known of their specific box. entire, obtainable, and intellectually bold, the Oxford Readings in Feminism sequence is key studying for an individual drawn to the results of feminist rules in the academy.

Can technological know-how be gender-neutral? in recent times, feminist critics have raised troubling questions on the perform and targets of conventional technological know-how, demonstrating the life of a pervasive bias within the ways that scientists behavior and talk about their paintings. This fascinating quantity gathers seventeen essays--by sociologists, scientists, historians, and philosophers--of seminal value within the rising box of feminist technological know-how reviews. examining themes from the stereotype of the "Man of cause" to the "romantic" language of reproductive biology, those interesting essays problem readers to take a clean examine the limitations--and possibilities--of medical knowledge.

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