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Selected Readings


 Boaventura de Sousa Santos, “Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledges,” Review 30:1 (2007): 45-89;

 Patricia Hill Collins, “Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought,” in Mary Margaret Fonow and Judith A. Cook, eds., Beyond Methodology: Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991): 35-59;

 Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledge: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective,” Feminist Studies 14: 3 (Fall 1988): 575-599;

 Robin Kelley, “’When History Sleeps’: A Beginning,” in Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002): 1-12.


 Francisco Varela, “Whence Perceptual Meaning? A Cartography of Current Ideas” in Francisco Varela and Jean-Pierre Dupuy, eds., Understanding Origins: Contemporary Views on the Origin of Life, Mind, and Society (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992): 235-263;

F. Varela, H. Maturana., R. Uribe, "Autopoiesis: The Organization of Living Systems, Its Characterization and a Model," BioSystems 5 (1974): 187-196;

Francisco Varela and Humberto Maturana, The Tree of Knowledge (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1987);

Pier Luigi Luisi, "Autopoiesis: A Review and a Reappraisal," Naturwissenschaften 90 (2003):49–59.