Cameron Smith <cameron at ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote:
>> I am a grda student in Communications and I am writing my thesis on the
> rhetoric used in the sciences. I am largely taking a feminist perspective
> to illustrate how the sciecne are not value-free, objective, truth
> finding disciplines but that they are tired to the same potential of all
> disciplines to fall prey to sexis, racism, and all those other "isms".
> If you are interested in this topic, or can suggest any readings,
> authors,etc. please email em or post them to this group. thanks
I assume you've read the standards (Fox Keller, Merchant, etc.). One
book I've found interesting was _Reconstructing Babylon: Essays on
Women and Technology_. It does have some stuff on how social values
constrain research programs, interpretation of data, etc. although
not specific to language.