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Reweaving the Fabric of Physics

Lynn Westling

Published by VDM Verlag
ISBN 10: 3639261275 / ISBN 13: 9783639261271
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Title: Reweaving the Fabric of Physics

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 120 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.This book, the result of my experience at the boundary between physics and womens studies, is an exploration of how the discipline of physics could be changed to be more inclusive. To show that women were, and still are, excluded from physics, the book opens with a brief history of women in science, as well as an overview of the work on the feminist critiques of science. Here I argue that the fabric of physics needs to be rewoven to be more accommodating. Drawing on examples of the scientific work of Goethe, the Chinese, and the participants of the Quantum Revolution, I show how knowledge is produced at boundaries and that in this way physics has already been rewoven and could be again. A physics with a more holistic perspective is possible, more inclusive, and even more powerful scientifically for the solution of complex problems in science and society. This book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of feminist studies, philosophers of science, as well as the physics community at large. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639261271

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Synopsis: This book, the result of my experience at the boundary between physics and women's studies, is an exploration of how the discipline of physics could be changed to be more inclusive. To show that women were, and still are, excluded from physics, the book opens with a brief history of women in science, as well as an overview of the work on the feminist critiques of science. Here I argue that the fabric of physics needs to be rewoven to be more accommodating. Drawing on examples of the scientific work of Goethe, the Chinese, and the participants of the Quantum Revolution, I show how knowledge is produced at boundaries and that in this way physics has already been rewoven and could be again. A physics with a more holistic perspective is possible, more inclusive, and even more powerful scientifically for the solution of complex problems in science and society. This book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of feminist studies, philosophers of science, as well as the physics community at large.

About the Author: Lynn Westling received her PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester and her MA in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She currently specializes in teaching physics to a non-science audience at Wesleyan University.

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