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Publication Date

Spring 3-30-2013


Biography, Gender, Love, Remembering, Science and Technology Studies


Science and Technology Studies


I seek to read Gary Werskey’s essay “The Marxist Critique of Capitalist Science: A History in Three Movements,” (2007) as a love story, and one that can be paralleled by another such love story in Science and Technology Studies. By reading Werskey’s narrative of Bob Young beside a piece written by Dorothy Smith (1990) on Sally Hacker, I want to draw attention to what is both jarring and gripping about such deeply personal projects. I seek to locate both of these essays as projects in memory, in what it means to try to hold onto a story – to preserve it – and also to (re-)unleash it into the world, hoping that these authors’ and mentors’ works will be remembered, rediscover, reproductive.

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