Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A 2009 bibliography

In a 2009 graduate course on “Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology,” students were asked to add an annotated reference or resource (=person, organization…) to an evolving bibliography each week.  Keywords are given in brackets are each reference. Annotations can be read by clicking on the links:

Armand Marie Leroi. 2005. A Family Tree in Every Gene.
[genetic technology_race_gender]

Aikenhead, Glen. “Integrating Western and Aboriginal Sciences: Cross-Cultural Science Teaching.” Research In Science Education 31, no. 3 (2001).
[elementary_science_education, aboriginals, curriculum_design]

Glen Aikenhead’s Webpage.

Anderson, Elizabeth (2009). “Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 2/1/9 from

Anglin, Mary K. 1997. “Working from the Inside Out: Implications of Breast Cancer Activism for Biomedical Policies and Practices.” Social Science & Medicine 44:1403-1415.

Arditti, Rita (1980). “Feminism in Science” In: Science and Liberation. Boston MA: South End Press. pp 350-368.
[women_in_science, feminist_perspectives]

Armstrong, V. (2001). Theorizing gender and musical composition in the computerized classroom. Women: A Cultural Review 12(1),

Aronson, Debra (2009). “The Authenticy Filter: Lessons from Photoshop on Biological Engineering,” Science Progress. February 5th, 2009. Accessed on February 11, 2009 at:
[art_science, education, representation, biology]

Bandelt, Hans-Jurgen, Yao, Yong-Gang, Richards, Martin, and Antonio Salas (2008) “The brave new era of human genetic testing” BioEssays 30, 1246-1251
[ansestry, commodification, medical_industrial_complex, personal_genomics]

Barr, Jean and Birke, Lynda (1998). Common Science? Women, Science, and Knowledge. Bloomington IN: Indiana Press. 166pp.
[science-as-power, women_knowledge]

Benkov, Laura. (1994). Reinventing The Family: Lesbian and Gay Parents. New York : Crown Publishers

Best, S. & Kellner, D. (2001). The Post Modern Adventure. New York: Guilford Press.
[cultural_science, global_impacts_of_technology]

Bolnick, Deborah et al (2007) “The Science and Business of Genetic Ancestry Testing” Science 318 pp399-400 and follow-up letters in Science 319 pp1039-1040.
[race, personal_genomics, ansestry, commodification]

Bucchi, Massimiano and Federico Neresini (2008). “Science and Public Participation,” The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 449-472.
[public_participation, typologies, expert_knowledge, deficit_model]

Burow-Flak, Elizabeth (2000). Background Information on Cyborg Manifesto.
[cyborg feminism]

Butler, Judith. (1993). Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex”. New York: Routledge. [body_construction, heterosexuality, women]

Collins, P. H. (2005). Prisons for our bodies, closets for our minds: Racism, heterosexism, and black sexuality. Black Sexual Politics. New York: Routledge, 87-116.
[black_bodies_in_medical_experimentation, historical_examination_of_the_intersection_of_race_and_sexuality]

Council for Responsible Genetics (2009) GeneWatch –
[personal_genomics, scientist_activist]

Critical Art Ensemble (2002). The Molecular Invasion. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia. 140pp. Anti-copyrighted; available for download at
[art_science, gmo_critique]

Croissant, JL and Smith-Doerr, L (2008). “Organizational Contexts of Science: Boundaries and Relationship between University and Industry,” in The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies(3rd Edition), EJ Hackett, O Amsterdamska, M Lynch, and J Wajcman (Eds). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 691-718.
[cultural_of_science, industrial_influences]

Chagnon, Napoleon A. (1995). The View From The President’s Window: The Academic Left and Threats to Scientific Anthropology. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Newsletter, 4(1). Retrieved 2002 August 31 from
[scientific anthropology]

Conrad, Peter. (1992). Medicalization and Social Control in Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 18: 209-232 [medicine, social_control, medical_authority]

Donna M. Hughes. (2000). The Internet and Sex Industries: Partners in Global Sexual Exploitation.
[internet_sex industries]

Deloria, Vine Jr. (1999). “Perceptions and Maturity: Reflections on Feyerabend’s Point of View.” Spirit and Reason. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. pp.3-16.
[native_american_studies, philosophy_of_science, feyerabend, kuhn]

Dilworth, J. (1999). The cello: Origins and evolution. The Cambridge Companion to the Cello (R. Stowell, Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dreger, Alice. (1998). Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press [intersex, medical_ethics, medicine, identity]

Epstein, Steven. 2008. “The Rise of `Recruitmentology’: Clinical Research, Racial Knowledge, and the Politics of Inclusion and Difference.” Social Studies of Science 38:801-832. [race, STS]

Epstein, Steven. 2008. “Patient Groups and Health Movements.” Pp. 499-539 in The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

First Nations University of Canada, Department of Science
[public_participation, expert knowledge, environmental contaminants]

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2003. “The Bare Bones of Race.” Social Studies of Science 38:658-694. [race, STS]

Ford, A & Peat, FD (1988). The Role of Language in Science. Foundations of Physics. Vol 18, 1233, Retrieved on February 1, 2009 from

Fox, M.F., Johnson, D. G., Rosser, S. V. (2006). Women, Gender, and Technology. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press. Preview Retrieved on February 25, 2009 from,M1
[feminist_perspectives, gendered_technology]

Garver, K. L. & Garver, B. (1994). The human genome project and eugenic concerns. The American Journal of Human Genetics 54(1), 148-158.
[bioethics, eugenics]

Gary C.Sieck(2001). Genome and hormones: an integrated approach to gender differences in physiology.

Gorz, Andre (1980) “The Scientist as Worker.” In: Science and Liberation. Boston: South End Press. 398pp
[science-as-power, STS_History, culture_of_science, scientist_activist, social_change]

Haraway, Donna. 2004. “Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936.” Pp. 151-197 in The Haraway Reader, edited by D. Haraway. New York: Routledge. [human_animal, STS_history, race, colonialism, feminist_perspectives]

Haraway, Donna. 2004. “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s.” Pp. 7-45 in The Haraway Reader, edited by D. Haraway. New York: Routledge. [feminist_perspectives]

Harding, S. (2005)From the woman quesion in science to the science question in feminism.

Harding, S (1991). Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women’s Lives. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
[science_feminism, feminist_perspectives, reflexivity_strong, objectivity_strong]

Harmon, A. (2007). Genetic testing + abortion =??? New York Times (New York, NY). Retrieved March 18, 2009 from
[genetic_testing, abortion]

Hargittai, E. (2007). The social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of search engines: An introduction. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(3), article 1.

Hake, R.R. & J.V. Mallow. (2008). Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME): Over 700 Annotated Reference & 1000 URL’s: Part 1 – All References in Alphabetical Order; Part 2 – Some References in Subject Order.

Hess, DJ (1995). Science and Technology in a Multicultural World: The Cultural Politics of Facts and Artifacts. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
[culture_of_science, science-as-power, cultural_reconstruction, technototemism, multicultural_interpretations]

Ho , Mae-Wan (2007). The Importance of Being a Scientist-Activist. Institute of Science in Society Lecture on the occasion of the launch of Confessions of a Serial Womanizer by Zerbano Gifford, Nehru Center, London, October 1. Accessed 2/22/2009 at
[scientist_activist, social_change]

Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Author in the Room Teleconference. Monthly discussions with authors of prominent JAMA articles. (Free). Accessed at:

Jungwirth, Bernhard and Bertram L. Bruce (F 2002). “Information Overload: Threat or Opportunity.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 45 no. 5
pp. 400-6.
[Information_Overload, Information_Anxiety, Technopoly]
Kahn, Johnathan. 2008. “Exploring Race in Drug Development.” Social Studies of Science 38. [race, STS]

Launius, R. D. (2007). The public history of science American memory, culture wars, and the challenge of presenting science and technology in a national museum. The Public Historian, 29(1), 13–30.

Lessons in Learning: The cultural divide in science education for Aboriginal learners.” Canadian Council on Learning.
[cultural_worldviews, science_education, aboriginals]

Levine, Nancy E. (2008). Alternate Kinship, Marriage and Reproduction. Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 37, pp. 375-389

Mamo, Laura. (2007). Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press.

Martin, B (1993). “The Critique of Science Becomes Academic.” Published in Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 1993, pp. 247-259. – Accessed on February 22, 2009 at :
[STS_History, action_research]

Martin, Emily. (1987) The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press. [reproduction, motherhood, vulture, medicine]

McNeal, A. (n.d.) How to Read a Scientific Research Paper–a four-step guide for students and for faculty. Retrieved on August 23, 2007 from

Mody, Cyrus C.and David Kaiser (2008). “Scientific Training and the Creation of Scientific Knowledge,” in: The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp 377-402.
[science_literacy, culture_of_science, education]

Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, Beth B. Hess. 1998. Revisioning Gender.

Mark Nichols. 1998. Women’s Health: New Attitudes.

Morning, Ann. 2008. “Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952-2002.” American Journal of Sociology 114:S106-S137. [race, STS]

Oldenziel, Ruth (2001). “Man the Maker, Woman the Consumer: The Consumption Junction Revisited” in: Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology, and Medicine. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp 128-148.[science_as_power, women_knowledge, STS_history]

Olson, Gary and Elizabeth Hirsch (1995). “Writing, Literacy, and Technology: Toward a Cyborg Writing.” Women Writing Culture. New York: Suny Press. Retrieved on 2/1/9 from

Okie, S. “Crack Babies: The Epidemic That Wasn’t.” New York Times. January 28, 2009.
[nature/nurture, black_women, science_and_morality, science_and_politics, “bad”_science, reproduction]

Ortner, Sherry B. (1974). Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture? In M. Z. Rosaldo and L. Lamphere (eds) Woman, Culture and Society. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 68-87 [nature, culture, motherhood]

Parkinson, S. (2004). Corporate Influence on Science and Technology: Speech. Retrieved on February 2, 2009 from
[industrial_influences, scientific_ethics]

Packman, Carl. (2008). God(desses) and the Jouissance of Woman, or The (Cyborg) Future of Enjoyment.
[cyborg feminism]

Preves, Sharon E. (2000). Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press [intersex, identity, construction, medical_ethics]

Reardon, Jennifer (2004) “Decoding Race and Human Difference in a Genomic Age” Differences 15:3 pp38-65.
[race, genome_phenome, scientific_debate]

Reardon, Jenny (2005) Race to the Finish. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 237 pp.

Roberts, D. (1997). Killing the black body: Race, reproduction and the meaning of liberty. New York: Vintage
[reproduction_politics, race_and_reproduction]

Roche, RA and Annas, GJ (2007). “New Genetic Privacy Concerns,” Genewatch, 20(1). Accessed on March 28, 2009 at
[personal_genomics, privacy]

Rose, H (1994). Love, Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist Transformation of the Science. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
[women_knowledge, women_in_science, feminist_perspectives]

Rose , Nikolas (2001). The Politics of Life Itself. Theory, Culture & Society 18:1.
[ancestry, genetic_testing, race, eugenics, personal_genomics, privacy, science_and_politics, scientific_racism]

Rossiter , Margaret (1982). Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. 439 pp
[women_in_science, feminist_perspectives]

Rossiter , Margaret (1995). Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action 1940 – 1972. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. 584pp
[women_in_science, feminist_perspectives]

Royte, E. (2008). The Caged Bird Speaks. Retrieved on February
4, 2009 from
[linguistics, nonhuman_communication, scientific_objectivity_subjectivity]

R.E.Wyllys. (2003). Science as a social construct.
[science_social construct]

Roger N. Lancaster(2006).Sex and Race in the Long Shadow of the Human Genome Project.

Richard Marcus. (2005). The gene race.

Rubin, Gayle. (1975). The Traffic in Women: Notes on the “Political Economy” of Sex in Feminist Theory: A Reader, 2005 [Marxism, feminism, nature, culture]

Steven Weinberg. (1996). Sokal’s Hoax.

A Study on the Status of Women Faculty In Science at MIT (1999). Retrieved on February 9, 2009 from

Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. (2000).
[science_epistemology_philosophy of science]

Shostak, Sara, Conrad, Peter, and Horowitz, Allan. 2008. “Sequencing and Its Consequences: Path Dependence and the Relationships between Genetics and Medicalization.” American Journal of Sociology 114: S287-S316. [STS, Medical_Sociology]

Teman, Emily. The Medicalization of “Nature” in the”Artificial Body”: Surrogate Motherhood in Israel. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Volume 17, Issue 1

Tijssen, Robert J. W. (2004). Is the commercialisation of scientific research affecting the production of public knowledge?: Global trends in the output of corporate research articles.
[Corporate research, Research partnerships, Knowledge protection and dissemination, Semiconductors]

Thompson, Charis. (2005). Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Valiverronen, Esa (2001). “Popularisers, Interpreters, Advocates, Managers, and Critics: Framing Science and Scientists in the Media.” pp 39-47 In: Nordicom Review 2/2001 (Ulla Carlsson, Ed.). 102pp Accessed 3/17/2009 at
[ science_and_politics, scientific_objectivity_subjectivity, science-as-power, science_literacy, scientist_activist, social_change, scientists_in_media]

Varki, Ajit, Daniel Geschwind, and Evan Eichler (2008) Explaining human uniqueness: genome interactions with environment, behavior and culture. Nature Reviews Genetics 9, 749-763.
[genome_phenome, human_animal, nature_nurture]

Wailoo, Keith. 1997a. “‘Chlorosis’ remembered: Disease and the Moral Management of American Women.” in Drawing blood: technology and disease identity in twentieth-century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [STS, Medicine, Gender]

Wailoo, Keith. 1997b. “Detecting ‘Negro Blood’: Black and White Identities and the Reconstruction of Sickle Cell Anemia.” Pp. 134-161 in Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identify in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [race, STS, STS_history]

Wailoo, Keith. 2001. Dying in the City of the Blues: sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. [race, STS]

Washington, H. (2006). Medical Apartheid. New York: Harlem Moon.

World Health Organization. (2009) Gender and Genecitcs.

Welborn,V & Kanar, B (2000) Building Science Literacy. Accessed on February 4, 2008 at
[literacy, education]

Wertheim, Margaret. “The Way of Logic.” New Scientist 148 (December 2, 1995) 38-41.
[Helen_Verran, Epistemology, Indigenous_Logic]

Winner, L. (1986). Do artifacts have politics? The whale and the reactor: A search for limits in an age of high technology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 19-39. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from

Zimmerman, B. (2005). Technology is culture: two paradigms. Leonardo Music Journal, 15, 53-57.
[musical_technology, technology_and_culture]


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