We are reading Donna Haraway’s Situated Knowledges and Cyborg Manifesto for our department’s “Classics” reading group. An odd institution. Haraway, Donna (), “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”. In: Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3. In her essay ‘Situated Knowledges’, Donna Haraway both raises and responds to the challenge of a feminist politics of location in a way.

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January 25, at Situated Knowledge, Bias, and Code. This book infuriated me; but that is not a defect in it, because it is supposed to infuriate people like me, and the author would have been happier still if I had blown out an artery.

In short, this book is flawless, because all its deficiencies are deliberate products of art. Neologisms are continually coined, and sentences are paragraph-long and convoluted.

And this would stifle further progress of inclusion. Ecofeminism Feminist method Hegemonic masculinity Women’s history Women’s studies. Rational knowledge is power-sensitive conversation. Donna Haraway and her dog Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology. Gender, Race, and Nature in the world of Modern Science “. Using a term coined by theorist Chela Sandoval, Haraway writes that “oppositional consciousness” is comparable with a cyborg politics, because rather than identity it stresses how affinity comes as a result of “otherness, difference, and specificity”.

There is not even such a state as ‘ being ‘ female, itself a highly complex category constructed in contested sexual scientific discourses and other social practices”.

Another related idea is cognitive biasa psychological phenomenon more general than the first kind of bias. Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Scienceshe focused on the metaphors and narratives siituated direct the science of primatology.


This is a book that contradicts itself a hundred times; but that is not a criticism of it, because its author thinks contradictions are a sign of intellectual ferment and vitality. In machine learning and statistics, one of the ways you can get an unbiased estimator situateed by combining many biased ones together and weighting their outcomes. Notify me of new posts via email.

Bernal Award, Ludwik Fleck Prize. This Nobel Prize winning psychological research has found systematic ways in which all people make mental shortcuts that skew their judgments. Advocates of a cyborg feminist science or successor science or science of situated knowledges might argue for it on the grounds that it improves diversity.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. University of Minnesota Press. In hraway projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Science becomes the myth, not of what escapes human agency and responsibility in a realm above the fray, but, rather, of accountability and responsibility for translations and solidarities linking the cacophonous visions and visionary voices that characterize the knowleges of the subjugated.

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Haraway’s work has been criticized for being “methodologically vague” [31] and using noticeably opaque language that is “sometimes concealing in an apparently deliberate way”.

In computational social science, we have to look out for statistical biases because we aim for our social scientific results to be objective. Nancy HartsockSandra HardingG. International Journal of Primatology. Like in statistics or the pursuit of psychological rationality, this activity is one of finding an agreement haraaway reduces the bias of the outcome.

Retrieved 23 December Does it include working class white men? A related idea is the idea of a statistical biaswhich is when a statistic is systematically out of sync from the population of interest. Nevertheless, the epistemological considerations seemed to touch a nerve. A world of beings with a type of shared knowledge could create a powerful political force towards positive change.


Reading Habermas, on the other hand, you get the sense that he believes that if everyone would just calm down siituated stop bickering, we would at last have scientific peace.

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This is a book that clatters around in a dark closet of irrelevancies for pages before it bumps accidentally into its index and stops; but that is not a criticism, either, because its author finds it gratifying and refreshing to bang unrelated facts together as a rebuke to stuffy minds. In a donba training organized by the haraay for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, we met together and did exercises where we discussed our unconscious biases.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Reinvention of Nature. Haraway also writes about the history of science and biology. InHaraway published dnna essay “Manifesto for Cyborgs: The discussion that happens on, for example, an open source issue tracker is a discussion about reaching consensus on a course of action.

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Haraway’s “Manifesto” is a thought experiment, defining what people think is most important about being and what the future holds for increased artificial intelligence. Yet, from this non-perspective, men carry out their project of domination. February”Shifting the Subject: Review of Primate Visions: