Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power and Knowledge
Edited by Laura Nader
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Naked Science by Laura Nader
Book DescriptionNaked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415914659
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Nader
What the Rest Think of the West, Paperback (October 2015)
Provides a historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. This book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west in the scope of history.
Culture and Dignity, Hardback (October 2012)
* Outlines an anthropology for the 21st century that focuses on the myriad connections between peoples especially the critical intercultural dialogues between the cultures of the East and the West * Takes an historical and ethnographic approach to studying the intermingling of Arab peoples and the West.
Energy Reader, Paperback (April 2010)
The Energy Reader presents a series of readings that examine the energy problem from an anthropological perspective and look at energy holistically, including social and cultural components and long term implications for global and social environmental change.
Plunder, Hardback (March 2008)» View all books by Laura Nader
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder - the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones.
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