Volume 23, Number 3

Bio-Politics

Winter 2020
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A People’s Psychology of (Anti-)Racism

Mainstream psychology overwhelmingly focuses on individual bias as a means to conceptualize and remedy racism. What gets obscured in this understanding is that racism is bias combined with power, from the individual to institutional levels. Unsurprisingly then, when Anup asked his students and colleagues if racism...

A Biotechnology Crossroads

Before Tina Stevens and Stuart Newman wrote Biotech Juggernaut, Newman helped Stevens fight legal action from an unexpectedly powerful adversary. Two scientists and the financer-author of Proposition 71, a 2004 California state initiative...

Make Ourselves Anew: Towards A Radical Biology

“[Cultural theorist Sylvia] Wynter says we are not Homo sapiens, we are Homo narrans, not the ones who know, but the ones who tell ourselves that we know. She says we therefore have the capacity to know differently. We are word made flesh...

Revolutionary Lives: Ruth Hubbard

Ruth Hubbard was born in March, 1924 in Vienna. Both her parents were socialists, physicians, and Jews who, after Hitler’s conquest of Austria in 1938, fled to the United States and settled outside of Boston. Hubbard’s academic career...

American Science: Triumph or Tragedy?

American science has aspired, for a long time, to present itself as exceptional. In 1966, the historian Hunter Dupre invited his colleagues to celebrate, in his view, this long-neglected exceptionalism. More than half-a-century on...

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