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Love, Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist Transformation of the Sciences

By: Hilary Rose (University of Bradford, UK)


Description

In this book Hilary Rose develops new terms for thinking about science and feminism, locating the feminist criticism of science as both integral to the feminist movement and to the radical science movement.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745610016
ISBN10
0745610013
Publication Dates ROW:
May 1994
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
May 1994



Format
229 x 155 mm
9.01 x 6.07 in
Pages
344 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745668468
ISBN10
0745668461
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 2013
Publication Dates US:
Jul 2013
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 2013


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
344 pages

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Reviews

'A highly original choice of subject matter ... the book is an exciting adventure in alternative ways of looking at science.' Public Understand Science

'This is a real heavyweight work of high academic quality. It, no doubt, marks a milestone in the development of feminist theory globally.' Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter

'Remarkable for its clarity in a field where recent literature has often been barely comprehensible - particularly to students.' Times Higher Education Supplement

'Immensely readable and lively. It was a constant delight to read and Hilary Rose managed to sustain the reader's interest throughout every page ... the book is important as well as engaging.' Sociology

'This is a richly informed interdisciplinary work which anyone interested in science needs to read.' Women's Philosophy Review

' 'In characteristically challenging and exciting style Hilary Rose has produced, in Love, Power and Knowledge, a 'tour de force' of feminist sociological critique of the social and biological sciences ... enormously wide ranging ... a thoroughly academic and scholarly journey demonstrating all that is exciting about rigorous but politically informed scholarship.' Contemporary Politics

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Table of Contents

Prologue.

1. Introduction: Is a Feminist Science Possible?.

2. Thinking From Caring:.

Feminism's Construction of a Responsible Rationality.

3. Feminism and the Academy:.

Success and Incorporation.

4. Listening to Each Other:.

Feminist Voices in the Theory of Scientific Knowledge.

5. Gender at Work in the Production System of Science.

6. Joining the Procession:.

(Man)aging the Entry of Women into the Royal Society.

7. Nine Decades, Nine Women, Ten Nobel Prizes:.

Gender Politics at the Apex of Science.

8. Feminism and the Genetic Turn: .

Challenging Reproductive Technoscience.

9. Dreaming the Future:.

Other Wor(l)ds.

Epilogue: Womens Work is Never Done.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Author Information

Hilary Rose is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the West Yorkshire Centre for Research on Women at the University of Bradford.

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