Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities

Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities

by Sandra Harding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822342820

ISBN-13: 9780822342823

Pub. Date: 06/25/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

In Sciences from Below, the esteemed feminist science studies scholar Sandra Harding synthesizes modernity studies with progressive tendencies in science and technology studies to suggest how scientific and technological pursuits might be more productively linked to social justice projects around the world. Harding illuminates the idea of multiple modernities as well

Overview

In Sciences from Below, the esteemed feminist science studies scholar Sandra Harding synthesizes modernity studies with progressive tendencies in science and technology studies to suggest how scientific and technological pursuits might be more productively linked to social justice projects around the world. Harding illuminates the idea of multiple modernities as well as the major contributions of post-Kuhnian Western, feminist, and postcolonial science studies. She explains how these schools of thought can help those seeking to implement progressive social projects refine their thinking to overcome limiting ideas about what modernity and modernization are, the objectivity of scientific knowledge, patriarchy, and Eurocentricity. She also reveals how ideas about gender and colonialism frame the conventional contrast between modernity and tradition. As she has done before, Harding points the way forward in Sciences from Below.

About the Author:
Sandra Harding is Professor of Women's Studies and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822342823
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Series:
Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
Introduction: Why Focus on Modernity?....................1
1. Modernity's Misleading Dream: Latour....................23
2. The Incomplete First Modernity of Industrial Society: Beck....................49
3. Co-evolving Science and Society: Gibbons, Nowotny, and Scott....................75
4. Women as Subjects of History and Knowledge....................101
5. Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies: Are There Multiple Sciences?....................130
6. Women on Modernity's Horizons: Feminist Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies....................155
7. Multiple Modernities: Postcolonial Standpoints....................173
8. Haunted Modernities, Gendered Traditions....................191
9. Moving On: A Methodological Provocation....................214
Notes....................235
Bibliography....................257
Index....................281

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