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Is Science Multicultural?: Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies (Race, Health, and Social Care)

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Is Science Multicultural? explores what the last three decades of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. Sandra Harding introduces and discusses an array of postcolonial science studies, and their implications for northern science. All three science studies strains have developed in the context of post-World War II science and technology projects. They illustrate how technoscientific projects mean different things to different groups. The meaning attached by the culture of the West may not be shared or may be diametrically opposite in the cultures in other parts of the world. All, however, would agree that scientific projects--modern science included--are local knowledge systems. The interests and discursive resources that the various science studies bring groups to their projects, and the ways that they organize the production of their kind of science studies, are distinctively culturally-local also. While their projects may be unintentionally converging, they also conflict in fundamental respects.

How is this inevitable cultural-situatedness of knowledge both an invaluable resource as well as a limitation on the advance of knowledge about nature? What are the distinctive resources that the feminist and postcolonial science theorists offer in thinking about the history of modern science; the diversity of scientific traditions in non-European as well as in European cultures; and the directions that might be taken by less androcentric and Eurocentric scientific projects? How might modern sciences' projects be linked more firmly to the prodemocratic yearnings that are so widely voiced in contemporary life? Carefully balancing poststructuralist and conventional epistemological resources, this study concludes by proposing new directions for thinking about objectivity, method, and reflexivity in light of the new understandings developed in the post-World War II world.

Synopsis:

Sandra Harding explores what practitioners of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. She discusses the array of postcolonial science studies that have flourished over the last three decades and probes their implications for "northern" science.

Synopsis:

This original and scholarly book explores what practitioners of Euro-American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. It suggests new directions for thinking about objectivity, method, and reflexivity in the new and future world of science and technology.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and index.

About the Author

SANDRA HARDING, a philosopher, is Professor of Education and Women Studies at UCLA. She is the author of Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking From Women's Lives, and The Science Question in Feminism (winner of the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association). She is the editor of Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues and The "Racial" Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future, and co-editor of Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (with Merrill Hintikka) and of Sex and Scientific Inquiry (with Jean O' Barr).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253211569
Author:
Harding, Sandra
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind. :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Race, Health, and Social Care
Series Volume:
FPL 191
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.19 x 6.09 x 0.75 in

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Sandra Harding explores what practitioners of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. She discusses the array of postcolonial science studies that have flourished over the last three decades and probes their implications for "northern" science.
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