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A Feminist Perspective Amy Gray     Lauren Lail      Rebecca Heyen        Kenzie Morrison Gender and Science Evelyn Fox Keller Keller's article questions whether, given  the importance of gender in our self-concepts,  social and professional culture, science can ever be a place where gender does not matter.   Keller emphasizes the importance of language and  how it appeals to the subject matter at  discussion. If you understand the language  behind a particular field, you will further your  knowledge and feelings about that subject. o Carol Cohn     -worked in Nuclear defense  and eventually adapted to using the language  of the industry and it changed the way she  felt about the subject matter.    Science is a language that is socially  embedded and therefore filled with gender  biases. “Women are not born, rather they are made”-Simone de Beauvoir
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Unformatted text preview: Paradox of Feminine Primatology Linda Marie Fedigan Primatology is the study of primates in their natural habitats and has cast an immense amount of light on basic human behaviors. Londa Schiebinger’s 8 tools of Gender describes how primatology and other sciences can be more unisex based: o Scientific Prioritie s o Representative Sampling o Dangers of Extrapolating research models from one group to another o Institutional Arrangments o Gender dynamics in cultures of science o Language Use o Remaking of the theoretical understandings o Challenges to what “counts” as a science http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gyJ1e334IA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YA13GNT8Mc Jane Goodall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdbnzFUsXI...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course WGS Wgs 210 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '09 term at N.C. State.

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