Recent Publication

My first sole-authored, peer-reviewed publication was recently published in a special issue of Poroi on the rhetoric of science. It is entitled “Meat My Hero: ‘I have a Dream’ of Living Language in the Work of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!,” Poroi: Vol. 6: Iss. 2: p. 3-14, available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/poroi/vol6/iss2/2 .

I start the paper with inspiration from a favorite blog of mine, www.failblog.org, and from a particular “fail” on that blog.

In the introduction to the special issue, the editor had this to say about my piece:

It is a well-known feature of rhetorical discourse that it treats examples as more than mere illustrations. It allows them to guide inquiry and, if they are compelling, to count as proofs. Rebecca Scott’s Meat My Hero explores a funny but telling example of a child’s mistake to explicate and commend Donna Haraway’s approach to science studies. Scott’s close analysis of the example makes the main points of Haraway’s approach clearer than they sometimes are in academic paraphrases, or, truth be told, her own writings. In its very clarity, Scott’s explication constitutes an argument on behalf of Haraway’s insights into the institutional folkways and value-laden commitments of science, especially its masculinist gender bias.

I’m eager to hear any comments or feedback you might have on the article.

2 thoughts on “Recent Publication

  1. I really liked your article! As someone who has never read ANY Haraway (despite being blessed with the ability to find her books in university bookstores) I felt as though your article gave a good overview of not only how she tends to write but why, all the while cheekily done in a Haraway-ian manner (I think I just made up a word.)

    The article reads briskly and at times is fun and at others provocative, but it is always informative. While it is definitely an academic article, I think pretty much anyone with a high school education can read it, enjoy it, and take something away from it.

    Great job Becky, I’m sure this will be the first of many peer-reviewed articles you will have published!

  2. I like your website! I will read the paper and give you my comments (if i am able to formulate an intelligent enough response). Your ideas are brilliant so i am sure this is an excellent piece!
    Great job, envious accomplishments Becky!

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