– Covers Unit 5: Scientifically-Mediated Ways of Belonging and Not Belonging
– Lectures: 3/2/2016, 3/7/2016
– Readings: Nash (2006), Jasanoff (2006), TallBear (2013), and Haraway (1991)
Questions (short answer, feel free to use quote directly from the texts as appropriate):
1) In Linda Nash’s chapter, “Producing a Sanitary Landscape,” what scientific development/theory leads to a new understanding of malaria, which
in turn helps re-make the landscape of the Central Valley?
2) What theory, developed by Sheila Jasanoff, asserts that “the realities of human experience emerge as the joint achievements of scientific,
technical and social enterprises,” that science and society “each underwrite […] the other’s existence”?
3) Describe how indigenous notions of “peoplehood” and the genetic concept of “population” indicate different relationships to landscapes in
Kimberly TallBear’s article, “Genomic Articulations of Indigeneity.”
4) According to Donna Haraway in “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” what is a
“cyborg”? (Feel free to use quotes directly from the text to explain.)
5) In your own words, what does “a fact is made” mean?
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