Gender in Venezuelan science (1990-1999)

Citation
H. Vessuri et Mv. Canino, Gender in Venezuelan science (1990-1999), INTERCIENCI, 26(7), 2001, pp. 272
Citations number
28
Language
SPAGNOLO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary
Journal title
INTERCIENCIA
ISSN journal
0378-1844 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0378-1844(200107)26:7<272:GIVS(>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
An attempt is made to depict the gender condition in science in Venezuela. The study concentrates on information from representative institutions of d iffer ent segments and levels of activity. The basic assumption is that onl y when information compiled at these strategic levels is accumulated, it wi ll be possible to rely on a more general, exact and useful data source for the elaboration of policy and for monitoring the evolution of gender equity and of the domestic scientific activity proper. Meanwhile, the institution al level, when considered from the perspective Of different contexts of sci ence-related activity, provides a particularly significant interpretive ric hness. Gender dynamics is analyzed in public and private higher education, R&D centers and in the national scientific activity considering a represent ative group of higher education and R&D Venezuelan institutions. Documents obtained from specific case studies based on interviews to female researche rs in different disciplines and institutions are commented, and the topic o f authority and power of women in the academic and R&D contexts today are d iscussed.