Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking by Magdolna Hargittai

By Magdolna Hargittai

Magdolna Hargittai makes use of over fifteen years of in-depth dialog with woman physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and different scientists to shape cohesive principles at the country of the trendy girl scientist. The compilation, in line with sixty conversations, examines targeted demanding situations that ladies with critical clinical aspirations face. as well as addressing demanding situations and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of girls on the greater degrees of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced process through discussing how one of the most profitable of those girls have controlled to acquire specialist luck and private happiness.
Women Scientists portrays scientists from various backgrounds, varied geographical regions-eighteen nations from 4 continents-and leaders from various specialist backgrounds, together with 8 Nobel laureate ladies. The publication is split into 3 sections: "Husband and spouse Teams," "Women on the Top," and "In excessive Positions." Hargittai makes use of her personal adventure to introduce her first part at the lives of trendy clinical and addresses the fun and drawbacks of husband and spouse groups. the second one part is a finished exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women on the top." Hargittai introduces ladies from nations the place quite little has been written approximately woman scientists. the ultimate part specializes in ladies scientists concerned with technological know-how management and management. Hargittai's biographical sketches position versions for budding scientists. The booklet is a miles wanted account of lady presence and impact within the sciences.

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