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Feminists and Science: Critiques and Changing Perspectives in India

by Sumi Krishna and Gita Chadha Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9789381345191
Format:
Pbk 380 pages
Price:
AU$69.00 NZ$74.78
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A feminist analysis of gendered concepts and practices of science, showcasing the impact of science and technology on women’s bodies, lives and work. 

Preface
Introduction
Understanding Gender and Science in India: Institutions and Beyond - Sumi Krishna
Tracking a Consciousness: Questions, Dilemmas and Conundrums of Science Criticism in India - Gita Chadha
Contextual Empiricism and Local Community: Postcolonial Reflections on Longino - Kanchana Mahadevan
Traditional Knowledge and Feminist Dilemmas: Experience of the Midwives of the Barber Caste in South Tamil Nadu - Meena Gopal
Journeying through an ‘Alien Terrain’: Feminist Research Methodology and Local Knowledge on Soil Management - Meghana Kelkar
'Blue Flower Mentoring’: Interview with ViditaVaidya - Gita Chadha, Sumi Krishna and Unnati Tripathi
The Healing Touch: Dr V.Shanta’s Journeys in Cancer Treatment and Care - Kamala Ganesh
Body, Reproduction and Technology: Local Subversions and Global Regressions - Chayanika Shah
Feminism and Science: Present-Day Notes for a Feminist Standpoint Epistemology - Asha Achuthan
Science and the Making of a New nationalist Masculinity in Colonial Bengal - Madhumita Mazumdar
Fingerprints and Erasures: Mapping the Creative Process in Science - Gita Chadha
Science in Architecture and Architecture in Science: A Conversation with Neera Adarkar - Gita Chadha and Unnati Tripathi
Gender and Science: The Fiction of Lila Majumdar - Ipshita Chanda
Gender, Science and Technology Education in India - Anitha Kurup
An Inclusive Science and technology Education Curriculum at School Level - Sugra Chunawala and Chitra Natrajan

“… provide(s) the basis to reimagine ways forward.”

Sumi Krishna is a distinguished independent scholar and former President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies. She has over 40 years of experience in environment, development and gender, encompassing biodiversity, natural resource management, people’s movements and livelihood issues; has advised universities and institutions on integrating science and social science curricula and methodologies. She is a widely published author and is based in Bengaluru.

Gita Chadha is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai. She has taught for over 10 years at the undergraduate level; designed and taught the first Feminist Science Studies course at TISS, Mumbai; designed pedagogic initiatives for integrating science and social science teaching conducted by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bengaluru.