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Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity (Hardback)

Banu Subramaniam

Edité par University of Illinois Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 0252038657 / ISBN 13: 9780252038655
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Titre : Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of ...

Éditeur : University of Illinois Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In a stimulating interchange between feminist studies and biology, Banu Subramaniam explores how her dissertation on flower color variation in morning glories launched her on an intellectual odyssey that engaged the feminist studies of sciences in the experimental practices of science by tracing the central and critical idea of variation in biology. As she shows, the histories of eugenics and genetics and their impact on the metaphorical understandings of difference and diversity that permeate common understandings of differences among people exist in contexts that seem distant from the so-called objective hard sciences. Journeying into areas that range from the social history of plants to speculative fiction, Subramaniam uncovers key relationships between the life sciences, women s studies, evolutionary and invasive biology, and the history of ecology, and how ideas of diversity and difference emerged and persist in each field. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780252038655

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Synopsis : In a stimulating interchange between feminist studies and biology, Banu Subramaniam explores how her dissertation on flower color variation in morning glories launched her on an intellectual odyssey that engaged the feminist studies of sciences in the experimental practices of science by tracing the central and critical idea of variation in biology. As she shows, the histories of eugenics and genetics and their impact on the metaphorical understandings of difference and diversity that permeate common understandings of differences among people exist in contexts that seem distant from the so-called objective hard sciences. Journeying into areas that range from the social history of plants to speculative fiction, Subramaniam uncovers key relationships between the life sciences, women's studies, evolutionary and invasive biology, and the history of ecology, and how ideas of diversity and difference emerged and persist in each field.

Critique: "A provocative and revelatory work that examines important aspects of the racialized and gendered logics haunting contemporary debates about inclusion/exclusion in the sciences and society ... Subramaniam makes a persuasive argument that scientists and women's studies scholars must take each other's work more seriously by combining sound scientific practice and transnational feminist social justice principles to imagine a vivid alternative 'futureworld' of science." --Carole McCann, coeditor of Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives

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