Common Science? : Women, Science, and Knowledge
The stand point of the book is that the usual approach to the absence of women from science fails most women and that while academic feminist critiques of science and science education are important, more attention has to be paid to what non-academic women think and feel about science. This book begins to fill that gap. Drawing on their own research with women in adult and community education in Britain, the authors explore what women outside the academy think about science, how these understandings might be shaped by their different experiences (grounded in class, race, and age, for example) and what they might contribute to any educational project.Questions such as these are the starting point for their attempts to develop feminist pedagogy around science in the community. Some of the themes in the book are central to many feminist approaches to education. But feminists tend to stand outside science. It is a central argument of the book that it cannot afford to do so. Standing outside science or adopting an anti-science stance, as some feminist writing does, is simply not an option. We are all inside science. It affects us all.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 155.7 x 233.7 x 16.3mm | 313.52g
- 22 Jul 1998
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 1 bibliog., 1 index
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About Jean Barr
Lynda Birke is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at University of Warwick and a biologist, who has written extensively on feminism and science. She is the co-editor of Reinventing Biology and author of Feminism, Animals and Science, and Women, Feminism and Biology.