Is Science Multicultural?: Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies

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Indiana University Press, 1998 - Science - 242 pages
Introduces and discusses an array of postcolonial science studies, and their implications for 'northern' science. This title explores common themes and identifies central oppositions between European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies.

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About the author (1998)

Born in San Francisco, Harding received her B.A. from Douglass College and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. She has held teaching positions in philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany and at the University of Delaware, becoming director of women's studies at the University of Delaware in 1985. Early in her writing career, Harding's research was grounded in a fairly traditional approach to the philosophy of science. Over the years, however, she has become increasingly interested in the distorting influences of sexism and male bias. Although she is only one of a number of philosophers concerned with feminist issues and themes, Harding has ventured deeply into epistemological issues, offering a feminist critique of the very roots of Western thinking. Distinguished by a clear, forceful, and persuasive style, her more recent studies scrutinize the underlying motives driving the methods of the sciences.

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