Smitten by Giraffe

Smitten by Giraffe

My Life as A Citizen Scientist

Book - 2016
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"When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe at the age of three, she was smitten. She knew she had to learn more about this marvelous animal. Twenty years later, now a trained zoologist, she set off alone to Africa to study the behavior of giraffe in the wild. Years later, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey would be driven by a similar devotion to study the behavior of wild apes. In Smitten by Giraffe the noted feminist reflects on her scientific work as well as the leading role she has played in numerous activist campaigns. On returning home to Canada, Anne married physicist Ian Dagg, had three children, published a number of scientific papers, taught at several local universities, and in 1967 earned her PhD in biology at the University of Waterloo. Dagg was continually frustrated in her efforts to secure a position as a regular professor despite her many publications and very good teaching record. Finally she opted instead to pursue her research as an independent "citizen scientist," while working part time as an academic advisor. Dagg would spend many years fighting against the marginalization of women in the arts and sciences."--From publisher.
"Boldly documenting widespread sexism in Canadian universities while also discussing Dagg's involvement with important zoological topics such as homosexuality, infanticide, sociobiology, and taxonomy, Smitten by Giraffe offers an inside perspective on the workings of scientific research and debate, the history of Canadian academia, and the rise of second-wave feminism."--From publisher.
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780773547995
0773547991
Characteristics: xii, 226 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.

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PatEe
Feb 14, 2019

I read this book in anticipation of the film to be made about her, but this book is dull. Her research is not exciting or even of much value as far as I can see, like she just invented stuff to study as she had no real goal, stuff that is worthless. Yes she suffered sexism in University, but she came from a very privileged family, who were already University Professors, so it really is not worth mentioning.

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mclarjh
Jul 13, 2018

Writing is straightforward, if a little dull. Of interest to citizen scientists and feminists.

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