Women in Biotechnology

Creating Interfaces

Editors: Molfino, Francesca, Zucco, Flavia (Eds.)

  • View of biotechnology written from women’s perspectives
  • Aid to help improve scientists’ responsibility to the decision-making processes affecting society at large
  • Encourages dialogue within interdisciplinary sciences and with the scientific community
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About this book

Women in Biotechnology presents a unique study of the relationships and communications between women scientists, particularly those working in biotechnology. This is achieved by creating interfaces or collecting different points of view over several disciplines (i.e. economy, sociology, biology, genetics) to bridge the communication gap among science, the humanities and different feminist groups.

The publication of this book is the first step in building a new scientific community that shares a common interest in improving the awareness of women scientists who are not an integral part of the decision-making processes in their respective fields. In this respect, Women in Biotechnology endeavours to address the ethical and bio-political implications in the different branches of contemporary research, and to promote the need of women holding decision-making power to consolidate the scientific and social responsibility to all scientists.

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From the reviews:

"Women in Biotechnology examines legal, ethical, scientific, and technological issues related to development in biological technology from a woman’s point of view. … this volume is a collection of papers presented at the international Wombit Conference dealing with women in biotechnology in Rome, Italy, in June 2007. … it is also accessible to general readers and academic audiences in other science fields. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic, general, and professional libraries, all levels." (C. A. Klevickis, Choice, Vol. 46 (7), March, 2009)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Molfino, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Heading Blithely Down the Garden Path? Some Entry Points into Current Debates on Women and Biotechnologies

    Harcourt, Wendy

    Pages 35-69

  • Seeking A Seat at the Policy Table: Engaging Women in Biotechnology Research and in Decision Making

    Hawkins, Nancy (et al.)

    Pages 71-91

  • Perception and Attitudes Towards Biotechnology in Hungary

    Acsády, Judit (et al.)

    Pages 93-106

  • Contribution of Bulgarian Women to Plant Biotechnology: Institute of Genetics Case

    Kosturkova, Georgina

    Pages 107-120

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7933-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Biotechnology
Book Subtitle
Creating Interfaces
Editors
  • Francesca Molfino
  • Flavia Zucco
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8611-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8611-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8610-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7933-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 352
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