Challenging Science as Usual: Women's Participation in American Natural History Museum Work, 1870–1950

  title={Challenging Science as Usual: Women's Participation in American Natural History Museum Work, 1870–1950},
  author={Leslie Madsen-Brooks},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={11 - 38}
This article uncovers examples of women scientists' attempts to challenge American science from within, to democratize it by making scientific knowledge accessible and its practice comprehensible to a broad audience. It posits that natural history museums are important locations for understanding both the opportunities for and the barriers to women's professional engagement with the public understanding of natural science in the United States. Using a feminist standpoint approach as an entry… Expand
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