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Understanding Gender: Some Implications for Science and Technology

Hearn, Jeff and Husu, Liisa (2011) Understanding Gender: Some Implications for Science and Technology. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 36 (2). pp. 103-113. ISSN 03080188

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Abstract

Gender relations and gendered power relations are major defining features of science and technology. This article addresses the question of how to understand gender, and considers their various implications for science and technology. Gender and gender relations can be understood as operating and as relevant to science and technology at several levels: who does science and technology; how science and technology are organized; and the con- struction of knowledge in science and technology. We review five underlying formulations that inform both policy interventions and theorizing around gender and science — gender based on sex; masculinity/femininity and sex roles; categoricalism, structure and plural structures; poststructuralist, discursive and deconstructive approaches; the material-discursive.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 14:34
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/14356

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