The Racial Economy Of Science / Edition 1

The Racial Economy Of Science / Edition 1

by Sandra Harding
     
 

'The Racial Economy of Science' encompassed a range of crucial issues, including a critical revaluation of the sciences in pre-modern high cultures of China, Africa, and the Andes; how science legitimated culturally approved definitions of race difference; the dependence of Third World research of First World agendas; race, imperialism, and the application of

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'The Racial Economy of Science' encompassed a range of crucial issues, including a critical revaluation of the sciences in pre-modern high cultures of China, Africa, and the Andes; how science legitimated culturally approved definitions of race difference; the dependence of Third World research of First World agendas; race, imperialism, and the application of scientific technologies in health and reproduction; developmental agriculture and applied biology in the Third World; environmental racism and environmental crises in developing countries; and visions of programs that create sciences for a democratic world community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253208101
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Series:
Race, Gender, and Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Eurocentric Scientific Illiteracy—A Challenge for the World Community
Sandra Harding

I. Early Non-Western Scientific Traditions

Poverties and Triumphs of the Chinese Scientific Tradition
Joseph Needham

Black Athena: Hostilities to Egypt in the Eighteenth Century
Martin Bernal

Early Andean Experimental Agriculture
Jack Weatherford

II. Science Constructs "Race"

American Polygeny and Craniometry before Darwin: Blacks and Indians as Separate, Inferior Species
Stephen Jay Gould

Racial Classifications: Popular and Scientific
Gloria A. Marshall

The Study of Race
S.L. Washburn

On the Nonexistence of Human Races
Frank B. Livingstone

IQ: The Rank Ordering of the World
R.C. Lewontin, Steven Rose, and Leon J. Kamin

The Health of Black Folk: Disease, Class, and Ideology in Science
Nancy Krieger and Mary Bassett

Appropriating the Idioms of Science: The Rejection of Scientific Racism
Nancy Leys Stepan and Sander L. Gilman

III. Who Gets to Do Science?

Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood
Ronald T. Takaki

Co-Laborer-in the Work of the Lord: Nineteenth-century Black Women Physicians
Darlene Clark Hine

Ernest Everett Just: The role of Foundation Support for Black Scientists 1920-1929
Kenneth R. Manning

Never Meant to Survive: A Black Woman’s Journey—An Interview with Evelynn Hammonds
Aimee Sands

Increasing the Participation of Black Women in Science and Technology
Shirley Malcom

Without More Minorities, Women, Disabled, U.S. Scientific Failure Certain, Fed Study Says
Eileen M. O’Brien

Modern Science and the Periphery: The Characteristics of Dependent Knowledge
Susantha Goonatilake

IV. Science’s Technologies and Applications

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: "A Moral Astigmatism"
James Jones

Calling the Shots? The International Politics of Depo-Provera
Phillida Bunkle

Colonialism and the Evolution of Masculinist Forestry
Vandana Shiva

Applied Biology in the Third World: The Struggle for Revolutionary Science
Richard Levins and Richard Lewontin

Environmental Racism
Karl Grossman

V. Objectivity, Method, and Nature: Value Neutral?

Methods and Values in Science
National Academy of Sciences

Nazi Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge
Robert Proctor

Race and Gender: The Role of Analogy in Science
Nancy Leys Stepan

The Bio-politics of a Multicultural Field
Donna Haraway

Cultural Differences in High-Energy Physics: Contrasts between Japan and the United States
Sharon Traweek

The "Relevance" of Anthropology to Colonialism and Imperialism
Jack Stauder

VI. The Future: Toward a Democratic Strategy For World Sciences

Science and Democracy: A Fundamental Correlation
Joseph Needham

People’s Science
Bill Zimmerman et al.

Science and Black People
Editorial, The Black Scholar

Science, Technology and Black Community Development
Robert C. Johnson

Towards a Democratic Strategy for Science: The New Politics of Science
David Dickson

Modern Science in Crisis: A Third World Response
Third World Network

Name Index

Indiana University Press

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