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Women and Scientific Careers

Women and scientific careers
Mary Frank Fox

WHEN the last handbook on science, technology, and society (Spiegel-Rösing & Price, 1977) appeared, it contained no chapter on women in science. In fact, the index of the volume contained no entries for either women or gender; the only kindred reference was to “sex roles of scientists,” with a listing of merely three pages.

This reflects the scant attention given to issues of women in science in the years prior to publication of the volume. For the years 1960 to 1977 (1977 being the year in which the last handbook appeared), the subject index of the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) lists only 16 articles under women or gender and science or women scientists1. In the mid-1970s ...

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