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Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396079-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9607-9
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373964-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7396-4
... to speak up against the government position that no special measures were necessary in the school lunch programs. This chapter describes three strategies that the women activists in the safe school lunch movement used, emphasizing science, motherhood, and hegemonic femininity. Women activists...
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
... Galileo experimental apparatus power of science reliable witness ecological crisis ...
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027270-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
... Starting with a discussion of Galileo and his experimental apparatus, this chapter addresses the singularity of theoretico-experimental science and the power that its practices articulate. It reconsiders the “epic” genre of narrative that the Galilean fable of origins has given rise to and its...
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... on the generative power of political imagination. Utopia dystopia feminist utopias political imagination science fiction feminism ...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024538-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
... This short interstitial chapter examines representations of ocean waves in disaster and science fiction movies, reading them for what they can indicate about shifting ideological accounts of human-ocean relations. The chapter tracks the technical conjuring of such on-screen waves, made using...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373933-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
... Not long into his first term, initiatives were developed to enhance the basic sciences through recruiting outstanding chairs and faculty. Major organizational changes were needed to prepare the medical center for managed care. Duke University Medical Center needed be able to act...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... structures of power, which have created a contemporary era of unsustainable production. Reading the zombies of the story as symbols related to dominant economic, racial, and power structures, the chapter suggests that Díaz uses these paradigms in his literary imaginary, crafting a decolonial narrative...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... Vincent Dubois analyzes the reception of his book on the bureaucracy of welfare in France. The national context of the social sciences is important to take into consideration insofar as it is characterized on the one hand by the public funding of most scientific programs, with institutions...
Published: 15 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375449-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7544-9
... of the defining features of postgenomics. Network science emerged in the 1990s in response to the proliferation of computer networks and especially the World Wide Web. Applied to biology, network science enables particular kinds of reasoning and particular understandings of biological objects. Networks draw...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 22 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
...Preface<subtitle>Empire in Life</subtitle> The preface argues that the rising attention in the humanities and social sciences to theories of biopolitics and posthumanism offers postcolonial studies an opportunity to develop an account of politics that tracks how international inequalities...
Series: Elements
Published: 11 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027034-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2703-4
... they utilized patriarchal power to navigate male meteorological data culture, and the ways in which they were met with resistance and erasure under that same patriarchal system. Although the data labor of white women broke the boundaries of white male science, the chapter also explores how white women are also...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... This chapter builds on the “dyke ethics” developed in the previous chapter in a speculative exploration of the uses of a materialism grounded in the epistemological interventions of feminist and postcolonial science studies and queer historizations of sexuality. As such, it offers a creative...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
...Stating the Problem<subtitle>Cultures without Culturalism</subtitle> Culture is a powerful concept but also a polysemic, politically treacherous term. This chapter explores whether a notion of culture broadly inspired by the term’s usages in the social studies of science can productively...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374909-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
... the relationships between religion and history, entirely invested in and shaped by systems of power. At the same time, the introduction argues that there is a need to move past a certain strand of Smith’s own work—the neo-Kantian emphasis on religion as a form of thought that reduces religion to a language-like...
Published: 11 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027331-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2733-1
... capacities for freedom associated with this tradition. It does so by identifying the reworked forms of spiritual authority associated with pastoral power that characterize the position that this tradition accords to philosophy relative to the empirical sciences. The operation of this authority...
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027270-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
....” here becomes crucial for understanding the destructive power implied in science. judges charlatans fabulation Donna Haraway credulity ...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... Culture is a powerful concept but also a polysemic, politically treacherous term. This chapter explores whether a notion of culture broadly inspired by the term’s usages in the social studies of science can productively be applied to a specific aspect of behavior in financial markets: evaluation...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter examines aesthetics, dispossession, trauma, and decolonial love in Díaz’s fiction. It theorizes a footnote from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao that critically reflects on Oscar’s spectacularly closeted reading of science fiction and fantasy books and the effects Oscar’s...
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
...—and the book—ends with the need to confront the nightmare versions of one’s wishes without giving up on the generative power of political imagination. Utopia dystopia feminist utopias political imagination science fiction feminism ...