Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism by Laura Micheletti Puaca

By Laura Micheletti Puaca

This compelling heritage of what Laura Micheletti Puaca phrases "technocratic feminism" strains modern feminist curiosity in technological know-how to the realm struggle II and early chilly conflict years. in the course of a interval whilst anxiousness approximately America's offer of medical team of workers ran excessive and whilst open aid for women's rights generated suspicion, feminist reformers repeatedly invoked nationwide protection rhetoric and medical "manpower" matters of their efforts to strengthen women's schooling and employment. regardless of the constraints of this method, it laid the foundation for later feminist reforms in either technological know-how and society. The prior and current manifestations of technocratic feminism additionally supply new facts of what has develop into more and more famous as a "long women's movement."

Drawing on a powerful array of archival collections and first resources, Puaca brings to gentle the untold tale of a big yet mostly neglected strand of feminist activism. This publication unearths a lot in regards to the background of yank feminism, the politics of nationwide protection, and the advanced dating among the two.

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