Shaping Engineers, Making Gender Politics: Swedish Universities of Technology and the Creation of a Policy Field, 1976–1998
Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Science, Technology and Society
The study covers the last two decades of the 20th century, a period of significant political, economic, and social change in Sweden. University expansion and reform became closely linked to the country’s visions of technological modernity, national economic growth, and emancipation when a male-dominated profession adapted to national gender equality policies that emerged in the mid-1970s. As such, the thesis introduces the Swedish political field of gender equality, commonly referred to as “State feminism,” to an international audience. It presents historical initiatives to promote gender equality in engineering education that can offer alternative approaches to the recruitment and marketing campaigns prevalent in engineering gender equality efforts today.
Historia och arkeologi
Lärande och undervisning
Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie: 5269
Sal Vasa A, Vera Sandbergs allé 8
Opponent: Amy Bix, Iowa State University, US