Cultural Collisions: Postmodern Technoscience

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Sassower, Raphael. Cultural Collisions: Postmodern Technoscience. NYC & London, UK: Routledge, 1995.

Described on the Routledge website:

In Cultural Collisions Raphael Sassower brings postmodernism face to face with technoscience and considers the viability of public works, such as the Superconducting Supercollider, in a postmodern age. Contending that technoscientific projects are contingent upon economic and political support, and not simply upon their scientific feasibility, Sassower illuminates the cultural context of postmodern technoscience vis-a-vis an examination of postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th century science.[1]

As of July 2023, the Routledge webpage for this book included a somewhat abbreviated Table of Contents.

The volume includes a useful list of References and Index. Note "Chapter 5: A Feminist Engagement: [Karl] Popper" (to whom the book is dedicated) "& [Donna] Haraway." The References give the reference to Haraway's 1991 Simians, Cyborgs. and Women: The Reinvention of Women, noting its inclusion of "A Cyborg Manifesto." The sections of Ch. 5:

• Introduction
• Politicizing Epistemology: An Odyssey
• Transcending Situatedness
• Situating Transcendence
• Rationality as Situated Knowledge
• The Politics of Knowledge: Strategic Alliances

RDE, finishing, 25Jul23