As in: “Of course there were women who had been scientists during the war and wanted to be afterward, but in this milieu opportunities dried up and went to male beneficiaries of educations paid for by the GI Bill” (Des Jardins, 2010, p.126).
Des Jardins, J. (2010). The Madame Curie complex: the Hidden history of women in science. New York, NY: The Feminist Press.
For definitions of milieu, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
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