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Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and by Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Brian Uzzi

By Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Brian Uzzi

Why are there nonetheless so few woman scientists? regardless of the clinical ethos of universalism and inclusion, girls proceed to event genuine social inequities as they try to realize acceptance within the clinical neighborhood. in line with wide interviews and sponsored through quantitative research, this compelling paintings exposes the hidden obstacles, sophisticated exclusions, and unwritten principles that confront girls at each juncture alongside the clinical profession path--from adolescence to retirement. via brilliant own money owed the authors supply an illuminating and sobering view of the results those stumbling blocks have at the own lives of ladies. They argue that ladies can achieve the medical place of work via effectively dealing with "social capital," these networks and relationships scientists depend on for pro help and new principles. This benchmark quantity is essential studying for all scientists and social scientists--both male and female--and for girls contemplating a systematic profession.

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Two-year-olds without expected siblings, and therefore less exposure to doctor visits, were consistent with Piagetian developmental theory. When a child said, ‘I don’t know this person’, it indicated that there were no available mental concepts whatsoever which reflected the attributes in the photograph. Therefore the child could make no interpretation of the photograph. However, children above the age of three could identify scientific and medical occupational roles and had begun to link occupations with sex based on their knowledge of their family and the outside world.

On the other hand, if she reaches adolescence with the same intellectual inclination, it is often despite her early family or social experiences rather than because of them. This may reflect why women, when questioned in college about the background of their science interests, frequently point to particularly important teachers they had, often as early as the third or fourth grade, who provided them with new channels of communication and new expectations. In contrast, graduate students in our studies frequently cited both parents, and most often the father, as highly encouraging.

The possibility of different biological influences does not have to imply that behavior is ‘predetermined’. Instead, biological propensities may be ‘manifested in behavior in diverse and complex ways, as organisms are shaped by . . the environment in which they must function’ (Block, 1984). Our concern is how socialization, based on stereotyped sexual division, appears to restrict the possibilities for girls and women and has a destructive impact on the sense of self for both sexes. The consequences of female socialization have a concomitant deleterious effect for young males as well, in the demand that they ‘maintain the image of the aggressive, detached, active male’ (Gould, 1978).

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