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The science question in feminism, Sandra Harding

Label
The science question in feminism
Title
The science question in feminism
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Harding
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Can science, steeped in Western, masculine, bourgeois endeavors, nevertheless be used for emancipatory ends? In this major contribution to the debate over the role gender plays in the scientific enterprise, Sandra Harding pursues that question, challenging the intellectual and social foundations of scientific thought. Harding provides the first comprehensive and critical survey of the feminist science critiques, and examines inquiries into the androcentricism that has endured since the birth of modern science. Harding critiques three epistemological approaches: feminist empiricism, which identifies only bad science as the problem; the feminist standpoint, which holds that women's social experience provides a unique starting point for discovering masculine bias in science; and feminist postmodernism, which disputes the most basic scientific assumptions. She points out the tensions among these stances and the inadequate concepts that inform their analyses, yet maintains that the critical discourse they foster is vital to the quest for a science informed by emancipatory morals and politics."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harding, Sandra G
Dewey number
305.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1397
LC item number
.H28 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in science
  • Feminism
  • Science
  • Sexism in science
  • Feminism
  • Science
  • Prejudice
  • Femmes dans les sciences
  • Féminisme
  • Sciences
  • Sexisme
  • Feminism
  • Science
  • Sexism in science
  • Women in science
  • Vrouwen
  • Feminisme
  • Wetenschap
  • Onderzoeksmethoden
  • Mujeres en la ciencia
  • Feminismo
  • Ciencia
  • Sexismo en la ciencia
Label
The science question in feminism, Sandra Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface --- 1. From woman question in science to the science question in feminism --- 2. Gender and science: two problematic concepts --- 3. The social structure of science: complaints and disorders --- 4. Androcentrism in biology and social science --- 5. Natural resources: gaining moral approval for scientific genders and genderdized sciences --- 6. From feminist empiricism to feminist standpoint epistemologies --- 7. Other 'others' and fractures identities: issues for epistemologies --- 8. 'The birth of modern science' as a text: internalist and externalist stories --- 9. Problems with post-Kuhnian stories --- 10. Valuable tensions and a new 'Unity of science.'
Control code
ocm12975161
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780801493638
Lccn
85048197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o12975161
  • (OCoLC)12975161
Label
The science question in feminism, Sandra Harding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface --- 1. From woman question in science to the science question in feminism --- 2. Gender and science: two problematic concepts --- 3. The social structure of science: complaints and disorders --- 4. Androcentrism in biology and social science --- 5. Natural resources: gaining moral approval for scientific genders and genderdized sciences --- 6. From feminist empiricism to feminist standpoint epistemologies --- 7. Other 'others' and fractures identities: issues for epistemologies --- 8. 'The birth of modern science' as a text: internalist and externalist stories --- 9. Problems with post-Kuhnian stories --- 10. Valuable tensions and a new 'Unity of science.'
Control code
ocm12975161
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780801493638
Lccn
85048197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o12975161
  • (OCoLC)12975161

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