Re: women's perspective in anthropology

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 20:41:29 -0400

I'll repeat it because it's a good place to start.The February, l995
issue of The Women's Review of Books has a pretty big section called
"Women's Stdies, Women Scientists." Heere are the titles of some of the
articles: Sue V. Rosser: "The theories behind the practice: when feminism
enters the science classroom. "Crucial Experiments": a report on a group
of innovative programs for women in science at Rutgeres University.
Bonnie Spanier, "Stereotypes under the microscope: the sexism of
molecular biology." "In the anti colony": a conv ersation wih behavioral
ecologist Deborah Gordon." "World in Collision": a conveersation with
Betsy McGregor, head of the Gender WorkingGroup of the U.N. Commission on
Science and Technology for Development. "A speck in the Ocean": an
interview with phytoplanktologist Penny Chisholm. "From POhysicist to
Physician": an interview with AIDS researcher Judy Lieberman. "Like
Mother Used to Make? The politics of milk" by Martha L. Crouch. "Net
Gains, Net losses: Women, the law and the Internet." Cheris Kramarae and
Jana Kramer. The last title is not directly relevant, but it's
extremely interesting, so I included it. I have a lot more any time
you're ready. Best regards. Ruby Rohrlich

On Thu, 7 Sep 1995, James R Davila wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Sep 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:
> > Mike: Yours is an intelligent, perceptive posting, except that what I
> > was talking about was feminist critiques of the natural sciences, which
> > demonstrate that even the kind of research these scientists choose to
> > engage in is contaminated by their gender roles, not to mention the
> > interpretation of their findings. Of course, all this applies to
> > anthropology, too. Ruby Rohrlich
> >
> Ruby,
> let me echo John's (I think) request for more information. All I've
> heard about feminist critique of natural science has been in the form of
> conservative rebuttals on the level of "these feminists want to go back
> to a genocentric universe because it's earth centered." Please post some
> bibliography that you would recommend.
> Thanks,
> Jim Davila