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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface: The Red Queen Runneth: On Interdisciplinarity
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Interdisciplinary Hauntings: The Ghostly World of Naturecultures
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part I. Genealogies of Variation: The Case of Morning Glory Flowers
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. Thigmatropic Tales: On the Politics and Social Lives of Morning Glories
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. 2. A Genealogy of Variation: The Enduring Debate on Human Differences
  2. pp. 45-69
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  1. 3. Singing the Morning Glory Blues: A Fictional Science
  2. pp. 70-92
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  1. Part II. Geographies of Variation: The Case of Invasion Biology
  2. pp. 93-94
  1. 4. Alien Nation: A Recent Biography
  2. pp. 95-124
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  1. 5. My Experiments with Truth: Studying the Biology of Invasions
  2. pp. 125-141
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  1. 6. Aliens of the World Unite!: A Meditation on Belonging in a Multispecies World
  2. pp. 142-156
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  1. Part III. Biographies of Variation: The Case of Women in the Sciences
  2. pp. 157-158
  1. 7. Through the Prism of Objectivity: Dispersions of Identity, Culture, Science
  2. pp. 159-179
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  1. 8. Resistance Is Futile! You Will Be Assimilated: Gender and the Making of Scientists
  2. pp. 180-199
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  1. 9. The Emperor’s New Clothes: Revisiting the Question of Women in the Sciences
  2. pp. 200-222
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  1. Conclusion. New Cartographies of Variation: The Future of Feminist Science Studies
  2. pp. 223-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-234
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  1. References
  2. pp. 235-270
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  1. Index, About the Author, Production Notes
  2. pp. 271-282
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096594
Related ISBN
9780252038655
MARC Record
OCLC
893284687
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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