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

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A critical assay of the rhetorical and cultural obstacles faced by women scientists

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  • Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II (University of Illinois Press) – Hardcover (2009)
    by Jordynn Jack

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

    Hardcover, University of Illinois Press
    2009
    English
    165 pages

    ISBN: 0252034708
    ISBN-13: 9780252034701

    During World War II, women scientists responded to urgent calls for their participation in the war effort. However, the war produced few long-term gains in the percentage of women in the sciences or in their overall professional standing. In this book, Jordynn Jack argues that it was the very language of science - the discourses and genres of scientific communication - that 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 ... Show more

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