Fall Issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2018 (Vol. 4, No. 2) issue of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience featuring a special section on ‘The Processes of Imaging/The Imaging of Processes’ edited by Bettina Papenburg, Liv Hausken, and Sigrid Schmitz. The special section explores how imaging technologies shape the complex processes through which scientific images are constructed and how imaging technologies drive processes of inclusion and exclusion, hierarchical social relations, and discrimination. The section features articles by Karolina Agata KazimierczakLucy van de WielHannah Fitsch & Kathrin Friedrich, and Ashton Bree Wesner.

In addition, the latest issue features a Virtual Roundtable in our Critical Commentary section on the theme of ‘Decolonial Computing’, edited by Mara Mills and Paula Chakravartty, that revisits discussions that take us beyond the dominant developmentalist approaches to technology in the global South, weighing the gains that have been made to incorporate decolonial theory and practice. This section puts into conversations papers by Paula ChakravarttyMara MillsHannah Alpert-AbramsAnita Say Chan,  and Lilly Irani & Kavita Philip.

This issue of Catalyst also includes two original research articles by Margaret F. Gibson & Patty Douglas on “Disturbing Behaviours: Ole Ivar Lovaas and the Queer History of Autism Science” and by Kathryn Zyskowski & Kristy Milland on “A Crowded Future: Working against Abstraction on Turker Nation,” as well as a Critical  Perspectives reflection by Stefan Helmreich on “Ghost Lineages, Ghost Acres, and Darwin’s ‘Diagram of Divergence of Taxa’ in On the Origin of Species.” The issue includes five book reviews of recent noteworthy books.

Catalyst is an online, juried journal that expands the feminist and critical intellectual legacies of science and technology studies in to theory-intensive research, critique, and practice. Catalyst is inviting submissions of papers and media work, as well as proposals for future special sections or critical perspective discussions. Please direct any questions to editor@catalystjournal.org.


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