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Ghost stories for Darwin : the science of variation and the politics of diversity

Author: Banu Subramaniam
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a stimulating interchange between feminist studies and biology, the author explores how her dissertation on flower color variation in morning glories launched her on an intellectual odyssey that  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Banu Subramaniam
ISBN: 9780252080241 0252080246 9780252038655 0252038657
OCLC Number: 942554315
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. The red queen runneth : on interdisciplinarity --
Introduction. Interdisciplinary hauntings : the ghostly worlds of naturecultures --
Part I. Genealogies of variation : the case of morning glory flowers. Thigmatropic tales : on the politics and social lives of morning glories --
A genealogy of variation : the enduring debate on human differences --
Singing the morning glory blues : a fictional science --
Part II. Geographies of variation : the case of invasion biology. Alien nation : a recent biography --
My experiments with truth : studying the biology of invasions --
Aliens of the world unite! A mediation on belonging in a multispecies world --
Part III. Biographies of variation : the case of women in the sciences. Through the prism of objectivity : dispersions of identity, culture, science --
Resistance is futile! You will be assimilated : gender and the making of scientists --
The emperor's new clothes : revisiting the question of women in the sciences --
Conclusion. New cartographies of variation : the future of feminist science studies.
Responsibility: Banu Subramaniam.

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