Over the course of the term, we did the readings listed below.
Most readings for which only page numbers are given are taken from
Muriel Lederman and Ingrid Bartsch, The Gender and Science
Reader. Routledge. 2001.
We also had a panel discussion on gender and science featuring two
guests, Dr. Susan McKay and Dr. Noelle M. Holbrook, as a means to
groundtruth ideas explored during the first half of the term.
- Ruth Hubbard, Gender Ideology and the Biology of Sex
Differences. pp. 163-178. From Profitable Promises, handout.
- Ruth Hubbard, Science and Science Criticism, pp 49-51.
- Evelyn Fox Keller, From Working Scientist to Feminist
Critic, pp. 59-62.
- Muriel Lederman and Ingrid Bartsch, Creating Androcentric
Science, pp. 63-67. (Introduction to Section II.)
- Carolyn Merchant, Dominion over Nature, pp. 68-81.
- Sharon Begley, The Science Wars, pp. 114-118
- National Academy of Science, Methods and Values,
- John Ziman. Real Science: What it is, and what it
means. Chapters 1-3.
- Simon LeVay. "A Difference in
Hypothalamic Structure Between Heterosexual and Homosexual men",
Science, vol. 253, pages 1034-7. 1991.
- Christine Wenneras and Agnes Wold, Nepotism and Sexism in
Peer-Review, pp. 42-48.
- Sue V. Rosser, Are there feminist methodologies appropriate
to the natural sciences and do they make a difference?,
- Evelyn Fox Keller, Secrets of God, Nature, and Life.
- Londa Schiebinger, Has Feminism Changed
- Donna Haraway, Situated Knowledges: The science question
in feminism and the privilege of partial knowledge. pp. 169-188.
- Sandra Harding, Feminist Standpoint Epistemology.
- Anne Fausto-Sterling, Gender, Race, and Nation: The
comparative anatomy of "Hottentot" women in Europe, 1815-1817.
- Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific
Revolutions. University of Chicago Press. 1996. Introduction,
Chatper 3, Postscript.
- Joan Roughgarden, Evolution's Rainbow, Chapter 11.
- Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, and Brian Uzzi. Athena
Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology.
Cambridge Univ Press. 2000. Chapter 3.
- Irwin Silverman and Marion Eals. Sex Differences in Spatial
Abilities: Evolutionary Theory and Data.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer. Farewell Address to the Los Alamos
- The July 17th Petition of the Manhattan Scientists.
- Martha L. Crouch. Debating the Responsibilities of Plant
Scientists in the Decade of the Environment. The Plant Cell,
Vol. 2., 275-277. 1990.
- Mitchel Cohen, Is Violence in Your Genes? The Violence
Initiative Project: Coming Soon to an Inner City Near You. In
Brian Tokar (ed), Redesigning Life : The Worldwide Challenge to
Genetic Engineering. Zed Books. 2001.
- Alan Sokal, "A Physicist Experiments with Cultural Studies," in
Lingua Franca, May/June 1996, pp. 62-64.
- Alan Sokal, "Transgressing the Boundaries: An Afterword,"
Dissent 43(4), pp. 93-99 (Fall 1996).
- Alan Sokal, "A Plea for Reason, Evidence and Logic," New
Politics 6(2), pp. 126-129 (Winter 1997).
- Steven Goldberg, "Feminism against science," National
Review, Nov 18, V43 n21, 1991.
- Robert Engelman, Brian Halweil, and Daniele Nierenberg.
Rethinking population, Improving Lives, in The State of the
World, 2002, The WorldWatch Institute.
- The International Dimension, in Gender and the Environment.
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