Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II

Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II[PDF] ✓ Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II By Jordynn Jack – Bluevapours.co.uk During World War II, women scientists responded to urgent calls for their participation in the war effort Even though newspapers, magazines, books, and films forecasted tremendous growth in scientific During the Home Front: American MOBI :✓ World War II, women scientists responded to the Home PDF ↠ urgent calls for their participation in the war effort Even though newspapers, Science on PDF \ magazines, books, and films forecasted tremendous growth in scientific and technical jobs for women, the war produced few longterm gains in on the Home MOBI ò the percentage of women in the sciences or in their overall professional standingIn Science on the Home Front, Jordynn Jack argues that it was the very language of sciencethe discourses and genres of scientific communicationthat helped to limit women's progress in science even as it provided opportunities for a small group of prominent female scientists to advance during the war The book uses the experiences of individual womenfrom physicists Leona Marshall and Katharine Way, who worked on the Manhattan Project, to Lydia J Roberts, who developed the Recommended Dietary Allowancesto illuminate the broader limitations of masculine scientific culture and its discourses of expertise, gender neutrality, technical expediency, and objectivity Focusing on genres of women scientists' writing in the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, physics, and nutrition, the study identifies key characteristics of scientific culture and rhetoric that continue to limit women's advancement in science and to stifle their unique perspectives.

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    Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in that it was the very language of sciencethe discourses and genres of scientific communicationthat helped to limit women's progress in science even as it provided opportunities for a small group of prominent female scientists to advance during the war The book uses the experiences of individual womenfrom physicists Leona Marshall and Katharine Way, who worked on the Manhattan Project, to Lydia J Roberts, who developed the Recommended Dietary Allowancesto illuminate the broader limitations of masculine scientific culture and its discourses of expertise, gender neutrality, technical expediency, and objectivity Focusing on genres of women scientists' writing in the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, physics, and nutrition, the study identifies key characteristics of scientific culture and rhetoric that continue to limit women's advancement in science and to stifle their unique perspectives."/>
  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II
  • Jordynn Jack
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780252076596

12 thoughts on “Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II

  1. Elevate Difference says:

    Science on the Home Front is an introduction to the lives and tasks of specific women scientists involved in the war effort, from Marie Curie to Margaret Mead. These women come from a variety of backgrounds and pursuits in science. A professor, Jack focuses on the fields of psychology, anthropology, physics and nutrition to elaborate on the women involved who played a specific role in the war. By delineating aspects of these scientists, the author demonstrates the subordination of the women who performed important roles in the war. The range of responsibility spans years and experiences. Jack's main objective in developing this book holds true to be a study of the rhetoric involved regarding feminist rhetoric as well as scientific rhetoric, and she argues that the culture of science is what held women back in their roles played in the war.

    To appreciate this book, one must be willing to make time to read it; its academic sense assumes the reader is both interested in science and in the concept of rhetoric as it pertains to both the science field and the feminist field. As a book, Science on the Home Front requires a decent amount of science; however, the author takes the time to elaborate on definition and overall goal of her book. In her introduction, she clarifies each chapter for the reader; each chapter focuses on one or two female scientists in that specific field. To create an overall sense of that specific scientist in several ways, Jack examines studies of that scientist, tracks certain exchanges with superiors, details journal entries, and surmises what that scientist brought to the public through writings and other research. In presenting this information, Jack demonstrates an overall image of each scientist. Taking her research another step further, Jack discusses the rhetoric of each field, and places this into each chapter to prove her point that the regendering of science is clearly necessary for women in all fields of science.

    Utterly straightforward, Science on the Home Front explores the rhetorical factors of subordination with a smattering of women who made a difference in the science world, specifically during WWII. Language remains a very large obstacle to women getting ahead in the sciences. Ongoing questions exist: How do we reorganize and strategize around the feminism in the sciences as well as the gender of scientific language? By investigating the rhetoric about women in science, we come up with some answers; in conclusion, Jack makes steps toward 'regendering' scientific institutions to make these scientific institutions more acceptable toward women, and overall, in any scientific field. Including notes on each chapter and over ten pages of bibliography, Jack gives a nice amount of substance to further research. Present and future studies must continue in order to make a concrete step toward the integration of women into the sciences at a more equal pace.

    With this book in hand, further research may be done to pursue individual female scientists' work; however, this volume offers a great starting point to introduce the many women who impacted World War II in the scientific field.

    Review by Carolyn Espe

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