Tag Archives: Haraway

The Haraway Hall of American Science Interpreters

A mock-up (with live-links) of the Haraway Hall was my draft product for “What does it cost to establish knowledge in a certain place at certain time for a certain people?” a project in a graduate course on gender, race, science, and literature intended to lead students into interpretation of the cultural dimensions of science. Specifically, the project asks students to “produce a mock-up of a museum display and text interpreting Haraway’s [Paper Tiger] video or texts in their 1980s context.”  Notice the confusion evident in the alternative scripts.  Comments welcome. Continue reading

Evolving collection of themes for interpreting science in context

During the course of the semester co-teaching a graduate course on gender, race, and science, I will update this post with themes I use for interpreting science in context: Continue reading

The gap between citing Haraway and following her method: A Puzzle

Donna Haraway is one of the most cited writers in the area of Science and Technology Studies, but this does not seem to translate into people adopting her method–exemplifying it, exploring it, clarifying it, extending it. Comments, citations, or other contributions that address — or contest — this puzzle are welcome. Continue reading

Pulling out the yarn from the ball of threads and knots: A 360DegreesOfConnection activity


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

In a 2011 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 the evolving googledocs bibliography each week.  (Annotations were to convey the article’s key points as well as its connection to the student’s own inquiries and interests.)  The result is as follows: Continue reading

Interpreting social order and the twentieth-century life sciences

A number of interpreters of science have interpreted episodes in twentieth-century life and social sciences in terms of concerns about social order and disorder, e.g., Haraway (1981/82, 1983, 1984/85); Cross (1987); Gilbert (1988); and Mitman (1994). The social concerns change as U.S. society changes, and social change is, in part, conditioned by changes in those sciences. Such interpretations extend Williams’ (1980) germinal work interpreting ideas of nature as projections into nature of people’s ideas about the social order they favor. Continue reading