Book ID: CBB001551534

Women in Industrial Research (2014)


Tobies, Renate (Editor)
Vogt, Annette B. (Editor)

Franz Steiner Verlag

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: With the assistance of Valentine A. Pakis.
Physical Details: xv + 258 pp.; ill.
Language: English

This book presents new research on women scientists who enjoyed careers at industrial corporations during the first seven decades of the twentieth century. What positions were they able to achieve? What was the relationship between academic and industrial research? How open were certain industrial sectors -- the electrical, chemical, cosmetic, nuclear, and optical sectors in particular -- to hiring female researchers? Were women working in certain industries better able to acquire patents than those in others? What role did patronage play at the time? How did political turmoil affect women's careers? How did career opportunities differ from one country to another? This book focuses on women who were active in Germany, Russia, and the United States, but the situation in Greece, France, and Great Britain is also addressed. Each of the chapters is based on new sources, including materials from corporate archives. On the basis of these findings and their own work, the editors have formulated a series of general theses concerning the conditions of women working in industrial research.

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Authors & Contributors
Marcon, Federico
Clark, Linda L.
Kuwahara, Motoko
Saidel, Rochelle G.
Plonski, Guilherme Ary
Thornberg, Hope Bouvette
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
化学史研究 [Kagakushi kenkyū; Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry]
Research in the History of Technology
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
The MIT Press
Cambridge University Press
University Press of Kentucky
Princeton University
Oxford University Press
Women in technology
Women in science
Science and gender
Conference proceedings
Popovich, Marina Lavrentʹevna
Tereshkova, Valentina
Savitskaya, Svetlana Yevgenyevna
Melkin, Natalya Fyodorovna
Saul G. Bron
Albert Kahn
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
18th century
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
International Business Machines Corporation

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