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'Human' or 'objective' faces of science? Gender stereotypes and the representation of scientists in the media

Mitchell, Madeline; McKinnon, Merryn


This article examines contemporary representations of female and male scientists in The New York Times with a particular emphasis on stereotypes related to gender and science as a profession. The selected series of profiles is approximately proportional in its representation of women in science and generally gives a rounded and diverse picture of their subjects. Traditionally ‘masculine’ characteristics (e.g. individual drive and brilliance) as well as ‘feminine’ communal skills (e.g....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Understanding of Science
DOI: 10.1177/0963662518801257


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