• Tina Sikka
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This final Chapter, summarizes some of the book’s most significant findings and undertakes a discussion of feminist standpoint theory and technofeminism. It make the case that certain insights from each can act as a supplement to FCE, which tends to fall short on the critical subjects of gender and power, discourse, and design. Incorporating an account of how climate engineering can be studied from these perspective adds an element of interdisciplinarity to FCE which, in accordance with its virtues of novelty and heterogeneity, should be encouraged.


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  1. 1.Media and Cultural StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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