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dc.contributor.authorBurek, Cynthia V.*
dc.contributor.authorKolbl-Ebert, Martina*
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-26T17:38:23Z
dc.date.available2009-06-26T17:38:23Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-01
dc.identifier.citationIn C.V. Burek & B. Higgs (Eds.), The role of women in the history of geology (pp. 115-122). London: The Geological Society of London, 2007
dc.identifier.issn9781862392274en
dc.identifier.doi10.1144/SP281.7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/71734
dc.descriptionThis book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.
dc.description.abstractFrom unsuitable clothes to a lack of chaperones, from sexual harrassment to lack of proper funding, throughout history women geologists have encountered difficulties travelling to their field location or wotking in the field, whether these locations were close by or abroad. From Etheldred Benett to the present day problems are often sociological and political as well as logistical. Most early women geologists were able to avoid many difficulties because they were protected through working locally where their high social standing was known and respected or because they worked in a team with husband, father, or brother. However the problem developed virulence in the second half of the nineteenth century when women started to appear as students and professionally trained geologists. The single travelling women geologist had to face desciminating attitudes, ranging from pity to disregard and even to sexual harrassment. Benevolent society also had its problems with these women when, for example, professors needed their wives as chaperones to take women students on field trips.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis book chapter was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Geography and Environmental Studies.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Geological Society of London
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeological Society of London special publicationen
dc.relation.ispartofseries281en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.geolsoc.org.uk/index.htmlen
dc.subjectgeological fieldworken
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.titleThe historical problems of travel for women undertaking geological fieldworken
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; Jura-Museum, Willibaldsburg
html.description.abstractFrom unsuitable clothes to a lack of chaperones, from sexual harrassment to lack of proper funding, throughout history women geologists have encountered difficulties travelling to their field location or wotking in the field, whether these locations were close by or abroad. From Etheldred Benett to the present day problems are often sociological and political as well as logistical. Most early women geologists were able to avoid many difficulties because they were protected through working locally where their high social standing was known and respected or because they worked in a team with husband, father, or brother. However the problem developed virulence in the second half of the nineteenth century when women started to appear as students and professionally trained geologists. The single travelling women geologist had to face desciminating attitudes, ranging from pity to disregard and even to sexual harrassment. Benevolent society also had its problems with these women when, for example, professors needed their wives as chaperones to take women students on field trips.


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