We are reading Donna Haraway’s Situated Knowledges and Cyborg Manifesto for our department’s “Classics” reading group. An odd institution. Haraway, Donna (), “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”. In: Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3. In her essay ‘Situated Knowledges’, Donna Haraway both raises and responds to the challenge of a feminist politics of location in a way.

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Haraway’s works have contributed to the study of both human-machine and human-animal relations. At one end lies those who would assert that science is a rhetorical practice and, as such, all “science is a contestable text situtaed a power field”.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Simians, Cyborgs and Women: Haraway triple majored situsted zoology, philosophy and literature at the Colorado Collegeon the full-tuition Boettcher Scholarship.

For Haraway, it is criticism and contest.

Yale UniversityColorado College. There are many places where an editorial hand appears absent altogether.

Opting for the Margins: Nevertheless, the epistemological considerations seemed to touch a nerve. Historians of science have begun to write more externalist histories, acknowledging the possibilities of a science profoundly integrated with ongoing social agenda.


This is a book that contradicts itself a hundred times; but that is not a criticism of it, because its author thinks contradictions are a sign of intellectual ferment and vitality. The discussion that happens on, for example, an open source issue tracker is a discussion about reaching consensus on a course of action. Yale University Press, Haraway’s history of primatology in the twentieth century sets new standards for this approach, standards that will not be surpassed for some time to come.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Drawing on examples of Western narratives and ideologies of genderrace and classHaraway questioned the most fundamental constructions of scientific human nature stories based on primates. Given its assumptions, there is nothing here to criticize.

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Review of Primate Visions: And this would stifle further progress of inclusion. Biased means one-sided, lacking a neutral viewpoint, not having an open mind.

Although most of Haraway’s earlier work was focused on emphasizing the masculine bias in scientific culture, she has also contributed greatly to feminist narratives of the twentieth century. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. The Reinvention of Nature. There is not even such a state as ‘ being ‘ female, itself a highly complex category constructed in contested sexual scientific discourses and other social practices”.


Essentially, she does not believe that the scientific conversation can or should reach consensus or agreement. Despite their similarities, there are some significant differences between these points of view. Haraway also writes about the history of science and biology. Sage Publications 4 1: When working on software with a team of people, everybody has different ideas about how things should be organized and implemented. Decoding and transcoding plus translation and criticism; all are necessary.

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For Habermas, is it mutual understanding. How far can statistics be a source of truth that is open to interpretation and thus has nothing to do with exact mathematics? Her works have sparked debate in primatologyphilosophyand developmental biology. This work incorporates some of the feminist critiques of his earlier work on the formation of the onowledges public sphere.