Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader

Category: Book
Edited By: Cipolla, Cyd
Edited By: Gupta, Kristina
Edited By: Rubin, David A.
Edited By: Willey, Angela
Series: Feminist Technosciences
Subject:  SCIENCE / General
  SCIENCE / History
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: professional and scholarly
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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Queer Feminist Science Studies takes a transnational, trans-species, and intersectional approach to this cutting-edge area of inquiry between women?s, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies (STS). The essays here ?queer??or denaturalize and make strange?ideas that are taken for granted in both areas of study. Reimagining the meanings of and relations among queer and feminist theories and a wide range of scientific disciplines, contributors foster new critical and creative knowledge-projects that attend to shifting and uneven operations of power, privilege, and dispossession, while also highlighting potentialities for uncertainty, subversion, transformation, and play.

Theoretically and rhetorically powerful, these essays also take seriously the materiality of ?natural? objects and phenomena: bones, voles, chromosomes, medical records and more all help substantiate answers to questions such as, What is sex? How are race, gender, sexuality, and other systems of differences co-constituted? The foundational essays and new writings collected here offer a generative resource for students and scholars alike, demonstrating the ingenuity and dynamism of queer feminist scholarship.

Biographical Note

Cyd Cipolla is associate faculty in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Kristina Gupta is assistant professor in the Department of Women?s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. David A. Rubin is assistant professor in the Department of Women?s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida. Angela Willey is assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology.