Re: Anthropology of Science

Tue, 3 Oct 1995 12:39:29 -0400

Is science an inherently a sexist institution? There are sexist scientists,
there are sexist institutions devoted to science, but I am not as yet
convinced that science itself as a cosmological institution is in itself
sexist. I know it is fashionable these days in our society to discuss "male"
and "female" patterns of thought-but I find much of this categorization is
too simplistic, overly broad, and does not account for the wide variety of
personalities within genders and the overlap between genders. I am getting
irritated with gneral broadsides against science in anthropology-is
postmodern anthropology contributing anything beyond a critique?