Science and Social Inequality: Feminist and Postcolonial Issues

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University of Illinois Press, 2006 - 205 páginas
In Must Science Advance Inequality?, Sandra Harding makes theprovocative argument that the philosophy and practices of today'sWestern science, contrary to its enlightenment mission, work to insurethat more science will only worsen existing gaps between the best andworst off around the world. She defends this claim by exposing theways that hierarchical social formations in modern Western sciencesencode antidemocratic principles and practices, particularly in terms oftheir services to militarism, the impoverishment and alienation of labour, Western expansion, and environmental destruction

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Thinking about Race and Science
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