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  • The "Racial" Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future
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  • Edited by Sandra Harding
  • 1993
  • Published by: Indiana University Press
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"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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Eurocentric Scientific Illiteracy—A Challenge for the World Community
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. I. Early Non-Western Scientific Traditions
  2. pp. 23-29
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  1. Poverties and Triumphs of the Chinese Scientific Tradition
  2. pp. 30-46
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  1. Black Athena: Hostilities to Egypt in the Eighteenth Century
  2. pp. 47-63
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  1. Early Andean Experimental Agriculture
  2. pp. 64-78
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  1. II. Science Constructs “Race”
  2. pp. 79-83
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  1. American Polygeny and Craniometry before Darwin: Blacks and Indians as Separate, Inferior Species
  2. pp. 84-115
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  1. Racial Classifications: Popular and Scientific
  2. pp. 116-127
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  1. The Study of Race
  2. pp. 128-132
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  1. On the Nonexistence of Human Races
  2. pp. 133-141
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  1. IQ: The Rank Ordering of the World
  2. pp. 142-160
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  1. The Health of Black Folk: Disease, Class, and Ideology in Science
  2. pp. 161-169
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  1. Appropriating the Idioms of Science: The Rejection of Scientific Racism
  2. pp. 170-194
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  1. III. Who Gets to Do Science?
  2. pp. 195-200
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  1. Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood
  2. pp. 201-209
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  1. Co-Laborers in the Work of the Lord: Nineteenth-Century Black Women Physicians
  2. pp. 210-227
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  1. Ernest Everett Just: The Role of Foundation Support for Black Scientists 1920–1929
  2. pp. 228-238
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  1. Never Meant to Survive. A Black Woman’s Journey: An Interview with Evelynn Hammonds
  2. pp. 239-248
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  1. Increasing the Participation of Black Women in Science and Technology
  2. pp. 249-253
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  1. Without More Minorities, Women, Disabled, U.S. Scientific Failure Certain, Fed Study Says
  2. pp. 254-258
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  1. Modern Science and the Periphery: The Characteristics of Dependent Knowledge
  2. pp. 259-268
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  1. IV. Science’s Technologies and Applications
  2. pp. 269-274
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  1. The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: “A Moral Astigmatism”
  2. pp. 275-286
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  1. Calling the Shots? The International Politics of Depo-Provera
  2. pp. 287-302
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  1. Colonialism and the Evolution of Masculinist Forestry
  2. pp. 303-314
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  1. Applied Biology in the Third World: The Struggle for Revolutionary Science
  2. pp. 315-325
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  1. Environmental Racism
  2. pp. 326-334
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  1. V. Objectivity, Method, and Nature: Value Neutral?
  2. pp. 335-340
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  1. Methods and Values in Science: National Academy of Sciences
  2. pp. 341-343
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  1. Nazi Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge
  2. pp. 344-358
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  1. Race and Gender: The Role of Analogy in Science
  2. pp. 359-376
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  1. The Bio-Politics of a Multicultural Field
  2. pp. 377-397
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  1. Cultural Differences in High-Energy Physics: Contrasts between Japan and the United States
  2. pp. 398-407
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  1. The “Relevance” of Anthropology to Colonialism and Imperialism
  2. pp. 408-428
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  1. VI. The Future: Toward a Democratic Strategy for World Sciences
  2. pp. 429-433
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  1. Science and Democracy: A Fundamental Correlation
  2. pp. 434-439
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  1. People’s Science
  2. pp. 440-455
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  1. Science and Black People: Editorial The Black Scholar
  2. pp. 456-457
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  1. Science, Technology and Black Community Development
  2. pp. 458-471
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  1. Towards a Democratic Strategy for Science: The New Politics of Science
  2. pp. 472-483
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  1. Modern Science in Crisis. A Third World Response: Third World Network
  2. pp. 484-518
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 519-526
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