Science and Technology Studies meets development geographies

Item Type Journal paper

Enlightenment notions of science and technology have been crucial to imperial and colonial endeavors. They have come to stand for modernization and progress in a Eurocentric development agenda; later on, they have turned into the central objects of post-development and post-colonial critiques. While post-development approaches tend to romanticize indigenous and local knowledges, some of the most recent development initiatives return to a glorify (global) science and technology as the solution for development. This paper critically engages with these narratives about science and technology and introduces (postcolonial) science and technology studies (STS) as a perspective that challenges such binary ways of dealing with science and technology in development contexts. By doing so it contributes to recent debates about the role of science and technology for development and gives new inspiration for a theoretically inclined development geography.

Authors Schurr, Carolin & Verne, Julia
Journal or Publication Title Geographische Zeitschrift
Language German
Subjects social sciences
cultural studies
Institute/School SHSS - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed Yes
Date 1 April 2017
Publisher Steiner
Place of Publication Stuttgart
Volume 105
Number 2 105, Number 2, April 2017, pp. 125-144
Page Range 125-144
Number of Pages 20
ISSN 0016-7479
Official URL
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Carolin Schurr
Date Deposited 18 Sep 2017 15:34
Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 15:34



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Schurr, Carolin & Verne, Julia (2017) Science and Technology Studies meets development geographies. Geographische Zeitschrift, 105 (2 105, Number 2, April 2017, pp. 125-144). 125-144. ISSN 0016-7479

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