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Science and social inequality : feminist and postcolonial issues

Author: Sandra G Harding
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Series: Race and gender in science studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Science and Social Inequality, Sandra Harding makes the provocative argument that the philosophy and practices of today's Western science, contrary to its Enlightenment mission, work to insure that more science will only worsen existing gaps between the best and worst off around the world. She defends this claim by exposing the ways that hierarchical social formations in modern Western sciences encode  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harding, Sandra.
Science and social inequality.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra G Harding
ISBN: 0252030605 0252073045 9780252030604 9780252073045
OCLC Number: 60375621
Description: xi, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : science and inequality --
The social world of scientific research --
Thinking about race and science --
Seeing ourselves as others see us : postcolonial science studies --
With both eyes open : a world of sciences --
Northern feminist science studies : new challenges and opportunities --
Discriminatory epistemologies and philosophies of science --
Feminist science and technology studies at the periphery of the enlightenment --
Truth, relativism, and science's political unconscious --
The political unconscious of Western science --
Are truth claims in science dysfunctional? --
Does the threat of relativism deserve a panic?
Series Title: Race and gender in science studies.
Responsibility: Sandra Harding.
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A collection of essays that draws on feminist, multicultural, and postcolonial studies. It proposes ways to re-conceptualize the sciences in the global social order. It examines not only social  Read more...


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"Harding has for decades set the terms of liberatory science studies that have moved the dialogues forward in substantial ways, and she continues to do so in her latest book."--Signs "[Harding] Read more...

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