Academic journal article Resources for Feminist Research

(Women in Science & Technology: The Legacy of Margaret Benston. Canadian Woman Sudies 13(2) Winter 1993)

Academic journal article Resources for Feminist Research

(Women in Science & Technology: The Legacy of Margaret Benston. Canadian Woman Sudies 13(2) Winter 1993)

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Canadian Woman Studies vol. 13, no. 2 (Winter 1993). Special Issue: Women in Science and Technology. The Legacy of Margaret Benston.

This issue is a tribute to Margaret Lowe Benston's work as well as to the innovative ideas which are constantly being developed with regards to women, science and technology. The articles are divided into three sections: Margaret Benston: A Tribute, Women in Science and Technology: The Issues, and Strategies for the Future. In the first section the writers give us many insights into Benston's life and work while discussing feminism and its impact on women's contributions to science and technology. Marian Lowe, Benston's sister, provides us with a biography of Benston combined with an analysis of how she approached her feminist research. Both Ursula Franklin and Linda Christiansen-Ruffman reflect on the various ways Benston envisioned science and technology's roles in society. Peggy Tripp-Knowles, Andrea Lebowitz and Angela Miles examine some of her ideas by looking at her articles and her interactions with women. …

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