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Author Dagg, Anne Innis, author.

Title Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist / Anne Innis Dagg.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  590.92 D13    Check Shelf
Description xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Footprints series ; 22
Footprints series (Montréal, Quebec) ; 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index.
Contents Family life -- Giraffe research in Africa -- Research, first teaching, and earning a PhD -- Being a professor: teaching and research -- Completing research on animal gaits -- First scientific book on giraffe! -- Environmental efforts, 1972-1988 -- A potpourri of interests, 1972-1980 -- A sexist university: how bad was it? Awful! -- Social activism: working for equality for women in the arts -- Follow-up: homosexuality, taxonomy, and mammalogists -- Women and science at Canadian universities -- Follow-up: university life, sociobiology, infanticide, and rape -- Focusing again on animals -- Return to giraffe.
Summary "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."-- Provided by 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dagg, Anne Innis.
Dagg, Anne Innis. (OCoLC)fst01434854
Women zoologists -- Canada -- Biography.
Women scientists -- Canada -- Biography.
Women college teachers -- Canada -- Biography.
Women in higher education -- Canada.
Sexism in higher education -- Canada.
Giraffe -- Africa.
Giraffe. (OCoLC)fst00942809
Sexism in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01114716
Women college teachers. (OCoLC)fst01177488
Women in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01177898
Women scientists. (OCoLC)fst01178507
Women zoologists. (OCoLC)fst01178700
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
NATURE / Animals / Mammals.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
Dagg, Anne Innis
Femmes zoologistes -- Canada -- Biographies.
Femmes scientifiques -- Canada -- Biographies.
Professeures (Enseignement supérieur) -- Canada -- Biographies.
Femmes dans l'enseignement supérieur -- Canada.
Sexisme dans l'enseignement supérieur -- Canada.
Girafes -- Afrique.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Dagg, Anne Innis, 1933-, author. Smitten by giraffe. Footprints series Footprints series ; (CaOONL)20169037061
ISBN 9780773547995 (cloth)
0773547991 (cloth)
9780773599741 (ePDF)
9780773599758 (ePUB)
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