from Anthropology

A side benefit of interpreting is the exposure to new information and ideas. Got a couple of hot references, one of which I’d heard about before:
Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin
Society by Lila Abu-Lighod
; I’m on my way to check it out of the library. Lots to do with the politics of representation. And also Donna Haraway, who critiques the culture of science, especially the link between objectivity and normativity. She started out in primatology and got interested in how work with these beings most like humans reveal assumptions about what it means to be human. She has a lot to say about technology too – may be a great source for the I/CT class.

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