Volume 23, number 1

Science Under Occupation

Spring 2020

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors Volume 23, number 1, Science Under Occupation History is full of stories of subjugation, oppression, and occupation—stories that have been rewritten, sanitized, or removed from mainstream narratives altogether. But these are not merely stories of the past. From the role of the United States in...

Foraging Connections

How can we approach and analyze the myriad interwoven relations between humans, animals, plants, and fungi? In her book The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibilities of Living in Capitalist Ruins, the anthropologist Anna Tsing...

Wonder and the Life of Palestinian Astronomy

The cosmos has long provoked human wonder, whether it be about what exists out there, or how far the state’s tentacles might stretch. Recently, wonderings about both these mysteries have seized the public’s attention in Palestine. In a...

STEM on Hold

The internet shutdown that started in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on August 5, 2019, and was eased only on January 15, 2020, is the longest internet shutdown ever in any democracy.

Science Against the Status Quo

The legacy of Sandra Harding’s contributions to theorizing “Science Under Occupation” is profound. For more than four decades now, Harding has famously insisted that a world of sciences (lower case and plural) exist, and that the mythic...

Birth, Under Control

Modern medicine has displaced religion as the prime author of miracles. Yet we rarely ever stop to think about the process that led to the development of new medicines, let alone the social situations that surround them. Learning about the...

A Subversive Science for Today?

Britt Rusert’s Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture brings to life the transatlantic world of scientific discourse in writing, performance, and art, all tied to the political project of abolition...

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Call for Artwork Science for the People seeks art for “Bio-Politics” (Volume 23, Number 3, autumn 2020).  In the midst of uprisings for Black Lives and revolts against the state, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the close...