Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0822349574

ISBN-13: 9780822349570

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sandra Harding

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For twenty years, the renowned philosopher of science Sandra Harding has argued that science and technology studies, postcolonial studies, and feminist critique must inform one another. In The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader, Harding puts those fields in critical conversation, assembling the anthology that she has long wanted for classroom use. In classic and recent essays, international scholars from a range of disciplines think through a broad array of science and technology philosophies and practices. The contributors reevaluate conventional accounts of the West's scientific and technological projects in the past and present, rethink the strengths and limitations of non-Western societies' knowledge traditions, and assess the legacies of colonialism and imperialism. The collection concludes with forward-looking essays, which explore strategies for cultivating new visions of a multicultural, democratic world of sciences and for turning those visions into realities. Feminist science and technology concerns run throughout the reader and are the focus of several essays. Harding provides helpful background for each essay in her introductions to the reader's four sections. Contributors. Helen Appleton, Karen Bäckstrand, Lucille H. Brockway, Stephen B. Brush, Judith Carney, Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment, Arturo Escobar, Maria E. Fernandez , Ward H. Goodenough, Susantha Goonatilake, Sandra Harding, Steven J. Harris, Betsy Hartmann, Cori Hayden, Catherine L. M. Hill, John M. Hobson, Peter Mühlhäusler, Catherine A. Odora Hoppers, Consuelo Quiroz, Jenny Reardon, Ella Reitsma, Ziauddin Sardar, Daniel Sarewitz, Londa Schiebinger, Catherine V. Scott, Colin Scott, Mary Terrall, D. Michael Warren
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

SANDRA HARDING, a philosopher, is Professor of Education and Women Studies at UCLA. She is author of Whose Science: Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives and The Science Question in Feminism, and editor of Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues.

introduction Beyond Postcolonial Theory:Two Undertheorized Perspectives on Science and Technology
Discovering the Oriental West
Long-Distance Corporations, Big Sciences, and the Geography of Knowledge
Heroic Narratives of Quest and Discovery
Maria Sibylla Merian: A Woman of Art and Science
Prospecting for Drugs: European Naturalists in the West Indies
Science and Colonial Expansion:The Role of die British Royal Botanic Gardens
Out of Africa: Colonial Rice History in the Black Atlantic
Other Cultures Sciences
Navigation in the Western Carolines: A Traditional Science
Science for the West, Myth for the Rest? The Case of James Bay Cree Knowledge Construction
Ecolinguistics, Linguistic Diversity, Ecological Diversity
Gender and Indigenous Knowledge
Whose Knowledge, Whose Genes, Whose Rights?
The Role of the Global Network of Indigenous Knowledge Resource Centers in the Conservation of Cultural and Biological Diversity
Residues and Reinventions
Development and the Anthropology of Modernity
Tradition and Gender in Modernization Theory
Security and Survival:Why Do Poor People Have Many Children?
Call for a New Approach Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment
The Human Genome Diversity Project: What Went Wrong?
Bioprospecting's Representational Dilemma
Moving Forward: Possible Pathways
Islamic Science: The Contemporary Debate
Mining Civilizational Knowledge
Towards the Integration of Knowledge Systems:Challenges to Thought and Practice
Human Well-Being and Federal Science:What's the Connection?
Science in an Era of Globalization: Alternative Pathways
Civic Science for Sustainability: Reframing the Role of Experts, Policy-Makers, and Citizens in Environmental Governance
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