Introduction: Feminism Inside the Sciences

  title={Introduction: Feminism Inside the Sciences},
  author={Londa Schiebinger},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={859 - 866}
  • L. Schiebinger
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Education
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
T his cluster of articles engages in what I hope will become a growing trend: scientists encouraging and discussing feminist changes in their particular fields of research. The articles presented here address to what extent feminism—conceived as a political and social movement and as an academic perspective—has brought new questions and priorities to the sciences. Where have changes been deep and enduring? Where do problems remain? How can feminists best foster creative and socially responsible… 
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