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The emergence of genetic science has profoundly shaped how we think about biology. Indeed, it is difficult now to consider nearly any facet of human experience without first considering the gene. But this mode of understanding life is not, of course, transhistorical. Phillip Thurtle takes us back to the moment just before the emergence of genetic rationality at the turn of the twentieth century to explicate the technological, economic, cultural, and even narrative transformations necessary to make genetic thinking possible.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. I. Harnessing Heredity: Middle Class Mores and Information Management in Large-Scale Breeding
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. 1. Middle Class Mores: Beaufort’s Bastards
  2. pp. 33-50
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  1. 2. Breeding True: Processing a New Elite
  2. pp. 51-66
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  1. Conclusion: “A Backward Glance”: Corporate Inheritance as Bastard Birth
  2. pp. 67-70
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  1. II. Fish-Market Phenomenology: The Habits of Thought and the Space of Exchange in Late Nineteenth-Century Natural History
  2. pp. 71-72
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. 73-78
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  1. 3. The Political Economy of Natural History
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. 4. Homologous Networks of Exchange: The Intersubjective Infrastructure of Scientific Exchange
  2. pp. 93-115
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  1. 5. Categorizing Experience: Space and Time in Nineteenth-Century Natural History
  2. pp. 116-132
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  1. 6. The Pacific Railway Survey: The Subject in the Panoramic Mode
  2. pp. 133-144
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  1. Conclusion: Fish-Market Phenomenology
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. III. History Writing Great Men Writing History: Recapitulation Narratives and Stories as Scientific Models
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. 7. Storied Pasts
  2. pp. 153-171
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  1. 8. The Plot Thickens: The Political Economic Dimensions of Biological Stories
  2. pp. 172-202
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  1. Conclusion: Osborn and the Horse: The Conservative Literary Inheritance of Evolutionary Stories
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. IV. The Poetics of Wandering: Time, Narrative, and the Affective/Phenomenological Body
  2. pp. 207-208
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. 209-215
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  1. 9. Wandering and Narrative
  2. pp. 216-228
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  1. 10. Wandering and Inheritance in Light of the Sensory-Motor Complex
  2. pp. 229-241
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  1. 11. Writing, Goods, and Memory
  2. pp. 242-265
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  1. Conclusion: New Folds in Space and Time
  2. pp. 266-268
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  1. V. Hybrid Space, Hybrid Time: Record Keeping and the Indexing of Genomic Space and Time
  2. pp. 269-270
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  1. Prelude
  2. pp. 271-273
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  1. 12. Industrial Perspectives: Luther Burbank
  2. pp. 274-289
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  1. 13. Record Keeping: A Post-Hermeneutic Means for Charting the Space of Flows
  2. pp. 290-305
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  1. Conclusion: The Different Domains of Life
  2. pp. 306-308
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 309-344
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 345-366
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 367-381
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295990347
Related ISBN
9780295987507
MARC Record
OCLC
704348246
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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