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Nauka, rod i moć: slučaj Srbija
Science, Gender, and Power: The Case of Serbia

Author(s): Dragana Popović
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Centar za ženske studije & Centar za studije roda i politike, Fakultet političkih nauka, Beograd
Keywords: women; education; science; Serbia;

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the results of the survey on the position and careers of women – scientists working in physics, mathematics and other natural sciences and technology in Serbia in historical and social context. It covers the very beginning of the women's education in Serbia at the end of the 19th century, through the post World War Two period of socialism and institutionally proclaimed gender equality, through the war decade of the nineties, up to the post-Milosevic era of political and economic transition. A hundred of women – researchers, assistants and professors working at universities and in scientific institutes, together with a group of their male colleagues and a number of married couples working in the same or related field of science and technology was interviewed. Besides interviews, the study considers the scientific structure of the papers the interviewers have published in scientific publications, the representation of women and their work shared at scientific meetings, and their position in scientific institutions and scientific community in general. The survey questions women's efforts in balancing family and career and their own perception of the distribution of power in their professional and family life and the controversies between the percentage of women participating in scientific research and their position within the decision making institutions.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 04-05
  • Page Range: 123-135
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian