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Nano identities

Cynthia Winston’s finishing up a talk on the ethics of identity in the context of nanotechnoscience R&D and workforce development. As more than a few scholars in attendance have noted, the social studies of nanotechnoscience has yet to really come to grips with the varied ways matters of ethnicity and race mingle with emerging technoscience. Winston’s talk has left me wondering how long it’s going to take before afrofuturists begin contributing to nano studies.

The related, complex entangling of race, class and nationality was alluded to by the Brazilian sociologist Julia Guivant’s criticism of Joachim Schummer’s earlier talk for its framing of developing nations as victims. I doubt if this was Schummer’s intent; not even sure the effect registered for many; but it is interesting to note the ways that discussions of developing nations and emerging technoscience seem to invite such interpretations.

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