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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Drawing on new research and an impressive range of case studies - from government policy and medical research to healthcare, technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media - this book is a provocative expose of how the infrastructure of our lives is constructed upon biased ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781784742928
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Published 19 March 2019 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Perez, Caroline Criado
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ISBN-13 9781784742928
ISBN-10 1784742929
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Publication Date 19 March 2019
International Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Perez, Caroline Criado
Category Women's Studies
Feminism
Ethical Issues & Debates
Press & Journalism
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 521g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sex discrimination against women, Male domination Social structure, Social sciences - Research, Sex role - Research - Methodology
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 305.420721
Catalogue Code 967074

Description of this Book

Our world is largely built for and by men, in a system that can ignore half the population. This book will tell you how and why this matters In The Other Half, award-winning writer and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez takes on the global gender data gap, which she places at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women; she exposes how this data gap has created a pervasive invisible bias that has a profound effect upon women's lives. In Caroline's words, the book is `a forensic examination of the myriad hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on our health and wellbeing'. Drawing on new research and an impressive range of case studies - from government policy and medical research to healthcare, technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media - this book is a provocative expose of how the infrastructure of our lives is constructed upon biased data excluding half of the world's population. Part data-crunching and analysis, part personal stories, part call-to-arms, The Other Half draws on examples from across the world to detail the huge gaps in our knowledge, looking at the consequences of building a world around the male body and making the case for change.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don't know - and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives. -- Cordelia Fine

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Author's Bio

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker. She writes across the major national media, most regularly for the New Statesman and the Guardian, and appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator. Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published by Portobello in 2015. Eleanor Marx hailed it in the New Statesman as 'an extended and immersive piece of investigative journalism,' while Bridget Christie chose it as one of her books of the year in the Guardian, declaring that 'young girls and women everywhere should have a copy.' Criado Perez is also an award-winning feminist campaigner. Her most notable campaigns have included co-founding The Women's Room, getting a woman on Bank of England banknotes, forcing Twitter to revise its procedures for dealing with abuse and successfully campaigning for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be erected in Parliament Square. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award, and was named an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015. She lives in London.

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