The "Racial" Economy of Science

The "Racial" Economy of Science

Toward A Democratic Future

eBook - 1993
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A remarkable collection of both classic and recent essays on the natural sciences representing a wide range of disciplines and including statements from various institutions concerned with science and policy. Though all of the essays challenge the assumption that Western sciences have been entirely progressive forces in history, this is not a science-bashing collection. Rather, it is an exploration of the features of Western sciences and their social context that make them susceptible to appropriation for racist and imperialist agendas. The editor provides general and section introductions. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Indiana University Press

"The classic and recent essays gathered here will challenge scholars in the natural sciences, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and women's studies to examine the role of racism in the construction and application of the sciences. Harding... has also created a useful text for diverse classroom settings." -- Library Journal

"A rich lode of readily accessible thought on the nature and practice of science in society. Highly recommended." -- Choice

"This is an excellent collection of essays that should prove useful in a wide range of STS courses." -- Science, Technology, and Society

"... important and provocative... "  -- The Women's Review of Books

"The timeliness and utility of this large interdisciplinary reader on the relation of Western science to other cultures and to world history can hardly be overemphasized. It provides a tremendous resource for teaching and for research... "  -- Ethics

"Excellent." -- The Reader's Review

"Sandra Harding is an intellectually fearless scholar. She has assembled a bold, impressive collection of essays to make a volume of illuminating power. This brilliantly edited book is essential reading for all who seek understanding of the multicultural debates of our age. Never has a book been more timely." -- Darlene Clark Hine

These authors dispute science's legitimation of culturally approved definitions of race difference -- including craniology and the measurement of IQ, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiments, and the dependence of Third World research on First World agendas.


"The classic and recent essays gathered here will challenge scholars in the natural sciences, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies to examine the role of racism in the construction and application of the sciences. Harding... has also created a useful text for diverse classroom settings." —Library Journal

"A rich lode of readily accessible thought on the nature and practice of science in society. Highly recommended." —Choice

"This is an excellent collection of essays that should prove useful in a wide range of STS courses." —Science, Technology, and Society

"... important and provocative... "Â —The Women’s Review of Books

"The timeliness and utility of this large interdisciplinary reader on the relation of Western science to other cultures and to world history can hardly be overemphasized. It provides a tremendous resource for teaching and for research... "Â —Ethics

"Excellent." —The Reader’s Review

"Sandra Harding is an intellectually fearless scholar. She has assembled a bold, impressive collection of essays to make a volume of illuminating power. This brilliantly edited book is essential reading for all who seek understanding of the multicultural debates of our age. Never has a book been more timely." —Darlene Clark Hine

These authors dispute science’s legitimation of culturally approved definitions of race difference—including craniology and the measurement of IQ, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiments, and the dependence of Third World research on First World agendas.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993
ISBN: 9780253115539
0253115531
9780585025506
0585025509
0253326931
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 526 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Harding, Sandra G.

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