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Female cultures of knowledge
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1. Context

The concept of female cultures of knowledge has its origins in the historical study of women and men, and is associated with the project of a historiography of knowledge that takes account of gender difference (Gender roles) and that studies and evaluates the scholarly practice of female experts and scholars as constitutive for the accomplishments of science in civil society. The narrative of women’s exclusion from science is correc…

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Schlude, Ursula, “Female cultures of knowledge”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030145>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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