Yet response opens, too, onto the idea of responsibility, and with it the notion of reception as a particular kind of embedded act, one in which historical actors but also present-day scholars, are implicated in a relationship to the past and the present that entails forms of responsibility. I argue here that a close reading of the essay, and particularly the status of situatedness as an alternative to a model riven by competing fidelities, has much to offer classicists trying to work through the tensions between historicism and presentism that reception studies, or a particular branch of reception studies, has revealed with new urgency. Haraway argues that neither the successor scientist nor the postmodernist offers an adequate model for future feminist engagements with the sciences. Perhaps more accurately, we classicists sensitive to the history of the discipline and its implication in cultural politics affirm relativism and carry on with historicism, alert to the paradoxes of our position only in prefaces or concluding remarks. I then argue that critiques of the classical as a byword for value within reception studies require not just the historicization of classicism and classicization but new strategies for being accountable to the past and the present—that is, new strategies for imagining the value of classical studies.
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Haraway, Donna J. From what I can gleam, Haraway seems to push against dichotomies that often circulate around discourses of science, but the circulation of such dichotomies is not wholly the fault of science; rather, she also seems to push against purely constructivist and relativist perspectives on knowledge and meaning that is often embraced by feminism.
In other words, such perspectives create barriers of exclusion and cuts off participation. Offering an overview of what feminists want from objectivity: rather than objectivity that transcends contexts, ignores mediation, and eschews accountability, a feminists doctrine of objectivity embraces networks and connections; partial knowledge; and community-oriented positions.
The persistence of vision. Objects as actors: the apparatus of bodily production. Here, the object both guarantees and refreshes the power of the knower, but any status as agent in the productions of knowledge must be denied the object. In the perspective of situated knowledge, that the object of knowledge function as actor and agent is required. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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It follows that politics and ethics ground struggles for the contests over what may count as rational knowledge. Perhaps this point could be captured in another phrase: the science question in the military. Struggles over what will count as rational accounts of the world are struggles over how to see. A map of tensions and resonances between the fixed ends of a charged dichotomy better represents the potent politics and epistemologies of embodied, therefore accountable, objectivity. Feminist embodiment, then, is not about fixed location in a reified body, female or otherwise, but about nodes in fields, inflections in orientations, and responsibility for difference in material-semiotic fields of meaning. Only the god-trick is forbidden.
Situated Knowledges and the Dynamics of the Field
Donna J. She is also a leading scholar in contemporary ecofeminism , associated with post-humanism and new materialism movements. Haraway's works have contributed to the study of both human-machine and human-animal relations. Her works have sparked debate in primatology , philosophy , and developmental biology. Donna Jeanne Haraway was born in in Denver, Colorado. Haraway's father was a sportswriter for The Denver Post and her mother, who came from a heavily Irish Catholic background, died from a heart attack when Haraway was 16 years old. Growing up around her father's adoration for sports writing is a major part in her own love for writing.
Haraway, “Situated Knowledges”
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