Sandra Harding (ed): The Postcolonial Science and Technology Reader
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In 1998, the American philosopher Sandra Harding announced the beginning of “a second historiographic revolution” in the history of science: Three decades after Thomas Kuhn and others had turned their view towards “the historical integrity of […] science in its own time” Thomas S. Kuhn (1970), p. 9; cited in Sandra Harding (1998), p. 1. Harding (1998), p. 5.
Thomas S. Kuhn (1970), p. 9; cited in Sandra Harding (1998), p. 1.with respect to economic, political, social and cultural circumstances, postcolonial science and technology studies started to add a geographical dimension to the historiography of science. Transcending the European frame of reference, this new approach wanted to address the history of non-European science and technology projects and the relationships with their European counterparts.
Harding (1998), p. 5.Today’s postcolonial science and technology studies analyse how Western imperialism and colonialism became inscribed into scientific theories and practices and how this inherent connection continues to shape encounters between ‘the West’ and ‘the rest’
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Volume 22, Issue 5 , pp 1237-1240
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- Anna Mohr (1)
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- 1. Chair for the History of the Modern World, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland