Knowledges: Historical and Critical Studies in Disciplinarity

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Ellen Messer-Davidow, David R. Shumway, David Sylvan
University of Virginia Press, 1993 - Philosophy - 466 pages

The editors of this volume have brought together a distinguished and truly diverse group of contributors to examine how all sorts of knowledges have been constituted and to reconsider their constitution.

 

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Contents

GENEALOGIES
4
Keith W Hoskin and Richard H Macve
25
A Postmodern Optic or Just Bad Eyesight?
54
Timothy Lenoir
70
Andrew Pickering
103
Disciplinary Boundaries and the Rhetoric of
125
Division and Difference in the Discipline of Economics
150
Fracturing of Discipline
185
The Medical Division of Labor
232
Gendered States
243
Examining Exams
305
The Social Construction of Two Biologists Articles
327
The Disciplinarity of Knowledge at
368
COUNTER AND POST D I SC I P LI N A R Y PROJECTS
397
David Kennedy
422
Copyright

Seeing through Art History
215

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About the author (1993)

Ellen Messer-Davidow is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. She is Editor, with Joan E. Hartman, of Volumes I and II of Women in Print and (En)Gendering Knowledge: Feminists in Academe. David R. Shumway is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of Michel Foucault. David J. Sylvan is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. He is author, with B. Glassner, of A Rationalist Methodology for the Social Sciences.

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