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The Resource Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca

Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca

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Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980
Title
Searching for scientific womanpower
Title remainder
technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980
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Laura Micheletti Puaca
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This compelling history of what Laura Micheletti Puaca terms "technocratic feminism" traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America's supply of scientific personnel ran high and when open support for women's rights generated suspicion, feminist reformers routinely invoked national security rhetoric and scientific "manpower" concerns in their efforts to advance women's education and employment. Despite the limitations of this strategy, it laid the groundwork for later feminist reforms in both science and society. The past and present manifestations of technocratic feminism also offer new evidence of what has become increasingly recognized as a "long women's rights movement." Drawing on an impressive array of archival collections and primary sources, Puaca brings to light the untold story of an important but largely overlooked strand of feminist activism. This book reveals much about the history of American feminism, the politics of national security, and the complicated relationship between the two. "--
  • "This compelling history traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America's supply of scientific personnel ran high and when open support for women's rights generated suspicion, feminist reformers routinely invoked national security rhetoric and scientific "manpower" concerns in their efforts to advance women's education and employment. Puaca brings to light the untold story of an important but largely overlooked strand of feminist activism. This book reveals much about the history of American feminism, the politics of national security, and the complicated relationship between the two"--
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Puaca, Laura Micheletti
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1426
LC item number
.P83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • Women scientists
  • National security
  • Cold War
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • Feminism
  • National security
  • Women scientists
  • Women's rights
  • United States
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Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861207426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781469610818
Lccn
2013046757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861207426
Label
Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861207426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781469610818
Lccn
2013046757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861207426

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