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The postcolonial science and technology studies reader edited by Sandra Harding

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Harding, Sandra G  Search this
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xiii, 476 pages illustrations 25 cm
NMAHMAI copy purchased with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Endowment.
Discovering the Oriental West / John M. Hobson -- Long-distance corporations, big sciences, and the geography of knowledge / Steven J. Harris -- Heroic narratives of quest and discovery / Mary Terrall -- Maria Sibylla Merian : a woman of art and science / Ella Reitsma -- Prospecting for drugs : European naturalists in the West Indies / Londa Schiebinger -- Science and colonial expansion : the role of the British Royal Botanical Gardens / Lucille H. Brockway -- Out of Africa : colonial rice history in the Black Atlantic / Judith Carney -- Navigation in the western Carolines : a traditional science / Ward H. Goodenough -- Science for the West, myth for the rest? / Colin Scott -- Ecolinguistics, linguistic diversity, ecological diversity / Peter Mülhäusler -- Gender and indigenous knowledge / Helen Appleton, Maria E. Fernandez, Catherine L.M. Hill, and Consuelo Quiroz -- Whose knowledge, whose genes, whose rights? / Stephen B. Brush -- The role of the global network of indigenous knowledge resource centers in the conservation of cultural and biological diversity / D. Michael Warren -- Development and the anthropology of modernity / Arturo Escobar -- Tradition and gender in modernization theory / Catherine V. Scott -- Security and survival : why do poor people have many children? / Betsy Hartmann -- Call for a new approach / Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment -- The Human Genome Diversity Project : what went wrong? / Jenny Reardon -- Bioprospecting's representational dilemma / Cori Hayden -- Islamic science : the contemporary debate / Ziauddin Sardar -- Mining civilizational knowledge / Susantha Goonatilake -- Towards the integration of knowledge systems : challenges to thought and practice / Catherine A. Odora Hoppers -- Human well-being and federal science : what's the connection? / Daniel Sarewitz -- Science in an era of globalization : alternative pathways / David J. Hess -- Civic science for sustainability : reframing the role of experts, policymakers, and citizens in environmental governance / Karin Bäckstrand
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. --Publisher description
Science--Social aspects  Search this
Feminism and science  Search this
Science and civilization  Search this
Postcolonialism  Search this
Postkolonialismus  Search this
Wissensrepräsentation  Search this
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