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The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military: Gender

Study of people and machines

Gender Bibliography

A highly selective bibliography of resources available through Princeton catalogs

The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military

  The Role of Gender

“This is a disaster.”  Caitlyn Jenner on Transgender Bathroom Reversal, (2016.)

“Kinder, Küche, Kirche” –  Adolf Hitler on Appropriate Role for Women, (1934.)

With Respect to LGBTQ Identity

  • Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era, by T.V. Reed.  New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.  237 pages : illustrations.  (F) HM851 .R4336 2014.
  • Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.   New York, NY : Plenum Press, 1997- Ceased with v. 6, no. 3/4 (Dec. 2002). ONLINE.
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities : international perspectives in social work / general editors , Julie Fish, Kate Karban.  Bristol : Policy Press, 2015.  316 pages.  (F) RA564.9.H65 L468 2015.
  • Palgrave handbook of gender and healthcare,  edited by Ellen Kuhlmann, Ellen Annandale.  Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  482 pages, illustrations.   (F) RA427 .P354 2010.

With Respect to Women’s Participation

  • Alliances for advancing academic women : guidelines for collaborating in STEM fields, edited by Penny J. Gilmer, Berrin Tansel and Michelle Hughes Miller. Rotterdam Netherlands : Sense Publishers, 2014.  228 pages, illustrations.  Online through Princeton's catalog.Subjects covered here include women college teachers, women in higher education, women in science, and women in technology.
  • Becoming an engineer in public universities : pathways for women and minorities, edited by Kathryn M. Borman, Will Tyson, and Rhoda H. Halperin.  New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  207 p. : illustrations.  (ST) T74.F6 B426 2010.
  • The Bold and the Brave : a History of Women in Science and Engineering, by  Monique Aubry Frize ; with contributions from Peter R.D. Frize and Nadine Faulkner. Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, c2009.  348 p., illustrations.   Lewis Library (SCI) Q130 .F765 2009 and Online through Princeton’s catalog.
    Contents:  Pt. 1, Views of women’s intellectual abilities. From ancient times to early modern Europe -- Renaissance and enlightenment -- The classic arguments and debates -- Pt. 2, Scientific education of women from the 17th century to the 19th century. Women who participated in science in early modern Europe -- Education for women in the 16th and 17th centuries -- Education for women in the 18th century -- School and university reforms in the 19th century -- Pt. 3, Education and careers in science and engineering. Women in engineering, mathematics, and science in the 20th century -- Obstacles to the entry of young women into science and engineering -- Recruitment and outreach --Strategies to attract and retain more women -- Women in scientific and engineering workplaces -- Strategies for equitable workplaces -- Developing a new culture in science, engineering, and technology -- Pt. 4, Profiles of three women, by Peter Frize. The bold and the brave : Sophie Germain, Mileva Marić Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin.
  • Challenging knowledge, sex and power : gender, work and engineering, by Julie E. Mills, Suzanne Franzway, Judith Gill and Rhonda Sharp.  New York : Routledge, 2013.   (ST) TA157.5 .M55 2013.The practical reality of working as a woman engineer is explored her
  • Dispersed radiance : caste, gender, and modern science in India, by Abha Sur.  New Delhi : Navayana Pub. : Distributed by IPD Alternatives, 2011.  286 pages, illustrations.  (F) QC28 .S87 2011
  • Encouraging the participation of female students in STEM fields [electronic resource] : hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 21, 2009.  Washington : U.S. G.P.O. :, U.S. G.P.O., 2010.  68 p. : illustrations, digital, PDF file.  <>.  ONLINE.
  • Entitled to power : farm women and technology, 1913-1963, by Katherine Jellison. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1993.  217 pages, illustrations.  RECAP  HD6073.F32 U65 1993  Also ONLINE.
  • Feminist phenomenology and medicine, edited by Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Folkmarson Käll.  Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2014]   314 pages.  (F) RA564.85 .F467 2014.This book uses both philosophy and psychology to explore gender differences in medical care. 
  • \Gender and scientific discourse in early modern culture,  edited by Kathleen Perry Long.  Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.  313 pages, illustrations.   (F) Q130 .G444 2010.
    Through topics ranging from Alchemy to Midwifery, this book deals with the history of women in science and in medicine in Europe.
  • Gender equity in science and engineering : advancing change in higher education, by Diana Bilimoria and Xiangfen Liang.  New York : Routledge, 2012.  247 pages, illustrations.  (F)  Q130 .B55 2012
  • Gender inclusive engineering education , by Julie Mills, Mary Ayre, and Judith Gill.  New York : Routledge, 2010.  210 pages.  (ST) T65 .M5833 2010.
  • Gendered drugs and medicine : historical and socio-cultural perspectives, edited by Teresa Ortiz-Gómez and María Jesús Santesmases.  Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]  246 pages.  (F) R131 .G46 2014.
    Based on the history of medical care for women, this volume traces both legitimate clinical use and also abuse of drugs for women.
  • Gendered occupational differences in science, engineering, and technology careers, by Julie Prescott and Jan Bogg.  Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2013.  315 pages, illustrations.  RECAP Q130 .P74 2013.  
    “This book provides an overview of women in male dominated fields, specifically in science, engineering, and technology, and examines the contributing factors in this concern"-- Catalog Record.
  • Japanese women in science and engineering : history and policy change, by Naonori Kodate and Kashiko Kodate.   London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.  158 pages.  (F) Q130 .K64 2016
    “This book traces the historical development of Japan’s policies towards women in science and education. It shows how a policy of gender equality in science and engineering has been introduced through the coordinated efforts of academia, scientific societies and the government, and how this has led to a slow but steady increase in female representation. The book draws on extensive interviews with government officials, scientists and educators in Japan to provide a revealing case study on how the underrepresentation of women in the fields of science, technology and engineering has been approached and dealt with by a national government.”  Catalog record
  • The Madame Curie complex [electronic resource] : the hidden history of women in science, by Julie des Jardins.  New York, NY : Feminist Press, 2010.  312 pages.  Online through Princeton’s catalog.
    The history of women in science and engineering is presented here with a special focus on spouses.
  • Medicine, religion and gender in medieval culture, edited by Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa.  Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D. S. Brewer, 2015.  293 pages.  (F)  R141 .M47 2015.
    Volume 11 in the series Gender in the Middle Ages.
  • Strength of mind : 125 years of women in medicine, edited by Jacqueline Healy.  Melbourne, Vic. : Medical History Museum, Faculty of Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2013.  192 pages : illustrations, portraits  (F) R692 .S77 2013.
  • Successful women ceramic and glass scientists and engineers : 100 inspirational profiles, by Lynnette D.   Madsen..  Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2016.  857 pages,  illustrations.  Online through Princeton’s Catalog
  • Technology and medical practice : blood, guts and machines, edited by Ericka Johnson, Boel Berner.  Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.   214 pages, illustrations.  Series:  Theory, technology and society  (F) R855.3 .T565 2010.
    From the perspective of feminist theory and technological advances, deals with the evolving place of women in medicine. 
  • Traditional medicine and women healers in Trinidad : postnatal health care, by Kumar Mahabir.   San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago : Chakra Publishing House, c2012.  212 pages, illustrations, portraits.  (F) GR880 .M34 2012.
  • Turning the STEM tide : an approach for mentoring young women on how to thrive in STEM careers, by  Melanie W.  Cole.   Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD : Army Research Laboratory, August 2014.   14 pages, color illustrations.    <>  ONLINE.
  • The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel, by  Gabriella Bernardi.  Cham, Switzerland ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Publishing, [2016]. 179 pages, illustrations (some color), portraits (some color).  Lewis  (SCI) QB34.5 .B37 2016
    Contents: . Enheduanna (XXIV BC) -- 2. Aganice (XX BC) -- 3. Theano (sixth century BC) -- 4. Aglaonike (V BC or 200 BC) -- 5. Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 ca. to 415) -- 6. Sonduk (?-647) -- 7. Fátima of Madrid (tenth century) -- 8. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) -- 9. Sophie Brahe (1556-1643) -- 10. Maria Cunitz (1610-1664) -- 11. Elisabetha Catherina Koopman Hevelius (1647-1693) -- 12. Jeanne Dumée (1660-1706) -- 13. Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch (1670-1720) -- 14. Maddalena (1673-1744) and Teresa (1679-1767) Manfredi -- 15. Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707) -- 16. Christine (1696-1782) and Margaretha (1703-1744) Kirch -- 17. Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- 18. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- 19. Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute (1723-1788) -- 20. Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry (1746-?) -- 21. Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) -- 22. Margaret Bryan (1760?-1816) -- 23. Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797) -- 24. Marie-Jeanne Amélie Harlay Lefrancais de Lalande (1768-1832) -- 25. Mary Fairfax-Somerville (1780-1872).
  • Witches, midwives, & nurses : a history of women healers, by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English. 2d ed.  New York City : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2010.   108 pages, illustrations.  (F)  R692 .E35 201
  • Women, gender, and disease in eighteenth-century England and France, edited by Kathleen Hardesty Doig and Felicia Berger Sturzer.   Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.  261 pages.  (F)  R692 .W644 2014
    “Based on encyclopedias, medical journals, historical, and literary sources, this collection of interdisciplinary essays focuses on the intersection of women, gender, and disease in England and France. Diverse critical perspectives highlight contributions women made to the scientific and medical communities of the eighteenth century. In spite of obstacles encountered in spaces dominated by men, women became midwives, and wrote self-help manuals on women’s health, hygiene, and domestic economy. Excluded from universities, they nevertheless contributed significantly to such fields as anatomy, botany, medicine, and public health. Enlightenment perspectives on the nature of the female body, childbirth, diseases specific to women, gender, sex, masculinity and femininity, adolescence, and sexual differentiation inform close readings of English and French literary texts.”  Catalog record.
  • Women in physics : 5th IUPAP international conference on women in physics.  Melville : American Institute Of Physics, 2015.  AIP conference proceedings ; v. 1697.   <  ONLINE.  
    “The 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics was held at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, on August 5-8, 2014. More than 210 physicists attended the meeting, representing 49 countries. Of these countries, 33 are members of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and about 60% face significant social and economic challenges.”  Catalog record
  • Women of Mayo Clinic : the founding generation, by Virginia M. Wright-Peterson,. St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2016]. 218 pages : illustrations. RECAP R692 .W75 2016.
    Contents:  Part 1. Unlikely beginning -- 1. Disaster strikes, August 21, 1883 -- 2. Arriving in pioneer Rochester, 1851-1883 -- Part 2. Women and the early medical practice -- 3. Opening Saint Mary’s Hospital, 1889-1897 -- 4. Building the practice, 1898-1906 -- Part 3. Steady expansion -- 5. Reaching around the globe, 1907-1913 -- 6. The needs of the patient come first, 1914-1919 -- 7. Extending the long arm of the physician, 1920-1926 -- Part 4. Challenges and changes -- 8. Meeting the expanding needs, 1922-1927 -- 9. Changing the guard, 1928-1943. 
  • Women physicians and professional ethos in nineteenth-century America, by Carolyn. Skinner.  Carbondale, Illinois : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.  238 pages.  Online through Princeton’s Catalog
  • Women, science, and technology : a reader in feminist science studies, edited by Mary Wyer and others.  3rd ed.  New York : Routledge, 2014.  599 pages : illustrations.  (F) Q130 .W672 2014.