Donna Haraway’s “situated knowledges” was presented in the context of feminist critique of science in the 80s. Haraway, not only recognizes the inevitably partial and situational knowledges, but defends it against the fantastic belief system of modern science that brings forth transcendental universality and absolute objectivity as basis for scientific knowledge. Partiality and situationality are not grounds to deny the possibility of valid scientific knowledge, but rather a foundation to understand the complicated and turbid networks of concrete and empirical fact.
This article will first introduce the background of the debate about ‘objectivity’ on feminist critique of science, where the concept of Haraway’s “situated knowledges” first appeared, and explain why the concept of “situated knowledges” become “a work of changing metaphor,” and further “the work of changing the entire narrative of scientific knowledge”. Recently, the concept of “situated knowledges”, which was introduced as the ‘literacy’ required by technoscience, are connected to Haraway’s bio-eco-politics that views the relationship of ecological connections among all critters. This article studies the meaning of ecological turn of such situated knowledges, and observes how Haraway’s techno-eco-feminist project views and forecasts the present and the future of technoscience in “different” manner.