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The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (Women Writing Science)
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The author defines three eras during the period from 1880 to the end of the 20th century and chose several women in each era to illustrate her points. While these eras were not distinct and blended with each other, and while there were a few exceptional female scientists along the way who did not fit the mold she describes, the general descriptions of these eras seem well defined to this reviewer (who was a participant in the middle era, from 1941-1962 and beyond.)
What is most fascinating is the way in which she traces woman's roles in domestic life and child bearing and rearing from the time when it was a limiting factor in her participation in scientific research to the point where those very biological and cultural roles contribute valuable new insights, possibly even new paradigms, to many scientific fields. Many of her new insights are challenging and important. I wish she would return, analyze and report on the situation 25 years from now. Times are changing!
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This was a fascinating read. I didn't realize that women scientists worked so long for so little, a d that it took so long to get any recognition. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patricia A. Miller
Covers quite a bit of ground. I found it a bit disjointed at times, bouncing around. Threw a lot of names at you, which was a little tough to keep track of, especially since many... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ward