Haraway examines the relationship between scientific rhetoric, feminist research, and the idea of objectivity. Haraway notes that there are two polar opinions regarding objectivity: constructionists argue that science is a construction of power, and is therefore contestable. Alternatively, feminist objectivists can be too objective in their attempts to understand and contextualize science. Haraway argues that ‰ÛÏsituated knowledges‰Û require that the object of the knowledge be characterized as an actor or an agent. Haraway examines feminist notions of partiality, objectivity, and situated knowledges in response to these issues.
Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective
Haraway, D. (1988). Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective.