The Resource Women in mathematics : the addition of difference, Claudia Henrion
Women in mathematics : the addition of difference, Claudia Henrion
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 Summary
 "Mathematics is often described as the purest of the sciences, the least tainted by subjectivity or cultural influences. Theoretically, the only requirement for a life of mathematics is mathematical ability. And yet we see very few women mathematicians. The myth that women are no good at math is deeply entrenched in our culture, perpetuated by headlines in newspapers ("Do Boys Have a Math Gene?") and a focus on "math anxiety." Many people are therefore surprised to learn that in the United States, 46 percent of the bachelor's degrees in mathematics go to women. Why then does they myth continue? Many factors contribute, but an important one is the lack of visible women mathematicians. Their presence diminishes dramatically as one goes through the "mathematics pipline": women earn only about 24 percent of the math Ph. D.s and make up less than 6 percent of the fulltime mathematics faculty at doctorategranting institutions in the U.S. (They represent less than 3 percent of the tenured mathematics professors at these institutions.) Based upon a series of nine intensive interviews with prominent women mathematicians throughout the United States, this book investigates the role of gender in the complex relationship between the mathematician, the mathematical community, and mathematics itself."Back cover
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxxi, 293 pages
 Contents

 Rugged individualism and the mathematical Marlboro man : mathematicians work in complete isolation ; profile : Karen Uhlenbeck, Marian PourEl
 What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? : women and mathematics don't mix ; profile : Mary Ellen Rudin, Fan Chung
 Is mathematics a young man's game? : mathematicians do their best work in their youth ; profile : Joan Birman
 Women and gender politics : mathematics and politics don't mix ; profile : Lenore Blum, Judy Roitman
 Double jeopardy : gender and race : only white males do mathematics ; profile : Vivienne MaloneMayes, Fern Hunt
 The quest for certain and eternal knowledge : mathematics is a realm of complete objectivity ; Mathematics is nonhuman
 Isbn
 9780253332790
 Label
 Women in mathematics : the addition of difference
 Title
 Women in mathematics
 Title remainder
 the addition of difference
 Statement of responsibility
 Claudia Henrion
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Mathematics is often described as the purest of the sciences, the least tainted by subjectivity or cultural influences. Theoretically, the only requirement for a life of mathematics is mathematical ability. And yet we see very few women mathematicians. The myth that women are no good at math is deeply entrenched in our culture, perpetuated by headlines in newspapers ("Do Boys Have a Math Gene?") and a focus on "math anxiety." Many people are therefore surprised to learn that in the United States, 46 percent of the bachelor's degrees in mathematics go to women. Why then does they myth continue? Many factors contribute, but an important one is the lack of visible women mathematicians. Their presence diminishes dramatically as one goes through the "mathematics pipline": women earn only about 24 percent of the math Ph. D.s and make up less than 6 percent of the fulltime mathematics faculty at doctorategranting institutions in the U.S. (They represent less than 3 percent of the tenured mathematics professors at these institutions.) Based upon a series of nine intensive interviews with prominent women mathematicians throughout the United States, this book investigates the role of gender in the complex relationship between the mathematician, the mathematical community, and mathematics itself."Back cover
 Biography type
 contains biographical information
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1958
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Henrion, Claudia
 Dewey number
 305.43
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Race, gender, and science
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Women in mathematics
 Women mathematicians
 Label
 Women in mathematics : the addition of difference, Claudia Henrion
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 287289) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Rugged individualism and the mathematical Marlboro man : mathematicians work in complete isolation ; profile : Karen Uhlenbeck, Marian PourEl  What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? : women and mathematics don't mix ; profile : Mary Ellen Rudin, Fan Chung  Is mathematics a young man's game? : mathematicians do their best work in their youth ; profile : Joan Birman  Women and gender politics : mathematics and politics don't mix ; profile : Lenore Blum, Judy Roitman  Double jeopardy : gender and race : only white males do mathematics ; profile : Vivienne MaloneMayes, Fern Hunt  The quest for certain and eternal knowledge : mathematics is a realm of complete objectivity ; Mathematics is nonhuman
 Control code
 ocm36883955
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xxxi, 293 pages
 Isbn
 9780253332790
 Lccn
 97002546
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)36883955
 Label
 Women in mathematics : the addition of difference, Claudia Henrion
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 287289) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Rugged individualism and the mathematical Marlboro man : mathematicians work in complete isolation ; profile : Karen Uhlenbeck, Marian PourEl  What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? : women and mathematics don't mix ; profile : Mary Ellen Rudin, Fan Chung  Is mathematics a young man's game? : mathematicians do their best work in their youth ; profile : Joan Birman  Women and gender politics : mathematics and politics don't mix ; profile : Lenore Blum, Judy Roitman  Double jeopardy : gender and race : only white males do mathematics ; profile : Vivienne MaloneMayes, Fern Hunt  The quest for certain and eternal knowledge : mathematics is a realm of complete objectivity ; Mathematics is nonhuman
 Control code
 ocm36883955
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 xxxi, 293 pages
 Isbn
 9780253332790
 Lccn
 97002546
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)36883955
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