SUNY Oneonta

ALS 353 Sex & Race in Science & Technology

3 s.h.

Women & People of Color have a special, complex & complicated relationship with science & technology. In historical moments they have been ignored & made invisible by science and technology, in others made objects without agency. Their experiences & their critique of these will be the object of this course which will seek to interrogate these histories & relationships as we consider how science & technology have treated sexed, gendered, ethno-raced, disabled individuals & groups, and how they; in their turn have, & are transforming the workings of science and technology. Topics will include the politics of health & normalcy, hormones, genes and productions of gender & identity; reflections on science & technologies as alienating or constitutive, as disconnecting or empowering, as producers of materiality & meaning, language of science, language in science & technology, Feminist and Critical Race critiques of Science & Technology, controversies over transplants, implants, conception, reproduction, surrogacy, immunity, immunization, contested illnesses & so on.

Cross-listed as WMST 353.

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