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The postcolonial science and technology studies reader

Author: Sandra G Harding
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that science and technology studies, postcolonial studies, and feminist critique must inform one another

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra G Harding
ISBN: 9780822349365 0822349361 9780822349570 0822349574
OCLC Number: 768103465
Description: xiii, 476 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 govern.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Harding

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"The book will serve admirably in classes for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in which the history and future of global science and technology policy are discussed." -- William Kelleher Read more...

 
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