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Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Laura Micheletti Puaca

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This history of what is here termed “technocratic feminism” traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America’s ... More


Science and the Second Wave

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on efforts to expand women’s participation in scientific fields amid the second wave of American feminism and changing national security concerns. In addition to addressing how ... More


Epilogue

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue summarizes the problems and possibilities of technocratic feminism, tracing the surprising persistence of this strategy, given the emergence of more radical feminist critiques. While ... More


Endless Frontiers for Scientific Womanpower

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the problems and possibilities of the postwar period. The dawn of the atomic age and the emerging Cold War resulted in a precarious peace that demanded perpetual preparedness in ... More


Scientific Womanpower Enters the Sputnik Era

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the national security anxieties arising from the launch of the Soviet Sputniks in 1957, focusing on efforts to increase women’s scientific participation throughout the early ... More


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