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    Feminist Matters: New Materialist Considerations of Sexual Difference.Myra J. Hird - 2004 - Feminist Theory 5 (2):223-232.
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    Knowing Waste: Towards an Inhuman Epistemology.Myra J. Hird - 2012 - Social Epistemology 26 (3-4):453-469.
    Ten years after the publication of the special issue of Social Epistemology on feminist epistemology, this paper explores recent feminist interest in the inhuman. Feminist science studies, cultural studies, philosophy and environmental studies all build on the important work feminist epistemology has done to bring to the fore questions of feminist empiricism, situated knowledges and knowing as an intersubjective activity. Current research in feminist theory is expanding this epistemological horizon to consider the possibility of an inhuman epistemology. This paper explores (...)
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    Feminism Theorises the Nonhuman.Celia Roberts & Myra J. Hird - 2011 - Feminist Theory 12 (2):109-117.
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  4. Sex, Gender and Science.Myra J. Hird - 2004 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to sex, sex differences, and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of sex are based less upon understanding material sex differences than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for a feminist engagement with scientific debate that embraces the diversity and complexity of nature.
     
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    Indifferent Globality: Gaia, Symbiosis and 'Other Worldliness'.Myra J. Hird - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):54-72.
    Nigel Clark’s ‘ex-orbitant globality’ concerns the incalculability of other-than-human forces we typically fail to acknowledge, yet which haunt all considerations of environmental change. This article considers Gaia theory as a useful heuristic to register the ubiquity of bacteria to environmental activity and regulation. Bacteria are Gaia theory’s fundamental actants, and through symbiosis and symbiogenesis, connect life and matter in biophysical and biosocial entanglements. Emphasizing symbiosis might invoke the expectation of a re-inscription of the human insofar as the ubiquitous inter-connectivity of (...)
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    The Corporeal Generosity of Maternity.Myra J. Hird - 2007 - Body and Society 13 (1):1-20.
    Feminist analyses have made important contributions to the sociocultural experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. This article draws upon recent theorizing within science studies to focus on the mattering of these processes. Specifically, the article expands upon Mauss's notion of the ‘gift’, which Diprose develops through the idea of ‘corporeal generosity’. I am interested in corporeal generosity insofar as it circumvents descriptions of relationships in terms of a closed economy in which resources are exchanged without excess or remainder. Corporeal generosity (...)
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  7. Sociology of Science: A Critical Canadian Introduction.Myra J. Hird - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Sociology of Science: A Critical Canadian Introduction provides an overview of how sociology approaches science and, to a lesser extent, technology. It examines how science developed as a set of theories about both what we know and how we know. The book provides a succinct critical examination of the current state of science studies with a particular emphasis on research conducted by Canadian scholars. Hird illustrates that science studies offers useful perspectives on current and ongoing sociological debates, such as the (...)
     
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    Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics.Myra J. Hird - 2017 - Theory, Culture and Society 34 (2-3):187-209.
    Waste is a major global environmental issue that assembles socio-cultural and bio-geological processes in complex indeterminate relationships. Drawing on three case studies, this article explores the shifting environmental politics concerned with waste’s material, economic, political, and cultural ‘management’. The Canadian case studies – determining a new waste management technology in a mid-sized city in central Ontario, an open dump in a remote Nunavut community, and an abandoned gold mine in the Northwest Territories – suggest waste occasions particular material and political (...)
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    Unidentified Pleasures: Gender Identity and its Failure.Myra J. Hird - 2002 - Body and Society 8 (2):39-54.
    Feminist philosophical analyses have recently returned to psychoanalytic theory's insights into the origins of gender. Freud's exegesis on social development holds gender to be a matter of identification, as opposed to an ontological condition of being. This article considers Judith Butler's use of psychoanalytic theory to argue that homosexuality both precedes and conditions the formation of heterosexual gender identification. While convinced the processes of identification do involve loss and are grieved in some way, I am less convinced that the precedence (...)
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  10. Gender's Nature: Intersexuality, Transsexualism and the ‘Sex’/’Gender’ Binary.Myra J. Hird - 2000 - Feminist Theory 1 (3):347-364.
    The distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ is challenged by arguments that ‘sex’ is equally a social construction, initiating a selfreflexive effort to return feminism to its foundational grounding. This article concerns intersexuality and transsexualism as two bodily forms that further suggest ‘sex’ as socially inscribed. I argue that feminist theory needs to ascertain whether the artificial emphasis on sexual difference, contra nature, is better able to effect social change than conjoined efforts to expose ‘sex’ as a construction intended to ground (...)
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  11. Naturally Queer.Myra J. Hird - 2004 - Feminist Theory 5 (1):85-89.
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    Vacant Wombs: Feminist Challenges to Psychoanalytic Theories of Childless Women.Myra J. Hird - 2003 - Feminist Review 75 (1):5-19.
    This paper concerns a theoretical struggle to situate childless women within contemporary feminist debates about gender, the body and sexuality. Although psychoanalytic theory offers a compelling approach to the body, a Freudian account of childless women has largely escaped investigation. This paper will provide such an analysis, arguing that competing interpretations of psychoanalytic theory reveal a salient tension in the interpretation of gender identification. On the one hand, some theorists focus on a social development model of gender identification. This model (...)
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    Governing Household Waste Management: An Empirical Analysis and Critique.Scott Cameron Lougheed, Myra J. Hird & Kerry R. Rowe - 2016 - Environmental Values 25 (3):287-308.
    We conducted a survey of residents of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to understand their attitudes to and experiences of waste management and governance. Currently, the municipality is emphasising waste diversion and exploring new waste processing systems to reduce costs. Using Foucault's governmentality theory, our data suggest Kingston's reliance on an attitude-behaviour-context model of behaviour change successfully fosters an environmental citizenship identity based on waste diversion. However, we argue that the neoliberal governmentality upon which the attitude-behaviour-context model is predicated elides the need (...)
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  14. Forthcoming Special Issue of Feminist Theory ‘Nonhuman Feminisms’.Celia Roberts & Myra J. Hird - 2009 - Feminist Theory 10 (3):384-384.
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