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Women in the History of Science: Frameworks, Themes and Contested Perspectives

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Publication date2/12/2021
Host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science since 1660
EditorsClaire G. Jones, Alison E. Martin, Alexis Wolf
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030789732
ISBN (Print)9783030789725
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This introductory chapter maps the history and historiography of women in science, illustrating how women have been neglected due in part to the imposition of masculine models of reference and interpretation that failed to find women’s practice and contributions. Themes include discussions of influential texts in feminist history of science, and of key frameworks of analysis including collaboration, private/public and amateur/professional distinctions, feminized spaces of science, geographical differences and non-Western perspectives, and the implications for women of domestic and institutional places of practice. This chapter also serves to introduce the themes of each section of the volume: Strategies and Networks; Institutions, Archives and Inclusion; Cultures of Science; Science Communication; and Access, Diversity and Practice.