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The Racial Economy of Science


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PrefaceIntroduction: Eurocentric Scientific Illiteracy-A Challenge for the World Community
Sandra HardingI. Early Non-Western Scientific Traditions
Poverties and Triumphs of the Chinese Scientific Tradition
Joseph NeedhamBlack Athena: Hostilities to Egypt in the Eighteenth Century
Martin BernalEarly Andean Experimental Agriculture
Jack WeatherfordII. Science Constructs "Race"American Polygeny and Craniometry before Darwin: Blacks and Indians as Separate, Inferior Species
Stephen Jay GouldRacial Classifications: Popular and Scientific
Gloria A. MarshallThe Study of Race
S.L. WashburnOn the Nonexistence of Human Races
Frank B. LivingstoneIQ: The Rank Ordering of the World
R.C. Lewontin, Steven Rose, and Leon J. KaminThe Health of Black Folk: Disease, Class, and Ideology in Science
Nancy Krieger and Mary BassettAppropriating the Idioms of Science: The Rejection of Scientific Racism
Nancy Leys Stepan and Sander L. GilmanIII. Who Gets to Do Science?Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood
Ronald T. TakakiCo-Laborer-in the Work of the Lord: Nineteenth-century Black Women Physicians
Darlene Clark HineErnest Everett Just: The role of Foundation Support for Black Scientists 1920-1929
Kenneth R. ManningNever Meant to Survive: A Black Woman's Journey-An Interview with Evelynn Hammonds
Aimee SandsIncreasing the Participation of Black Women in Science and Technology
Shirley MalcomWithout More Minorities, Women, Disabled, U.S. Scientific Failure Certain, Fed Study Says
Eileen M. O'BrienModern Science and the Periphery: The Characteristics of Dependent Knowledge
Susantha GoonatilakeIV. Science's Technologies and ApplicationsThe Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: "A Moral Astigmatism"
James JonesCalling the Shots? The International Poli

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1994 Critics' Choice AwardA Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1995

About the Author

SANDRA HARDING, a philosopher, is Professor of Education and Women Studies at UCLA. She is author of Whose Science: Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives and The Science Question in Feminism, and editor of Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues.


"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 p> "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

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