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Molecular feminisms : biology, becomings, and life in the lab

Author: Deboleena Roy
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
Series: Feminist technosciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Should feminists clone?" "What do neurons think about?" "How can we learn from bacterial writing?" These and other provocative questions have long preoccupied neuroscientist, molecular biologist, and intrepid feminist theorist Deboleena Roy, who takes seriously the capabilities of lab "objects"--Bacteria and other human, nonhuman, organic, and inorganic actants--in order to understand processes of becoming. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roy, Deboleena.
Molecular feminisms.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010432
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deboleena Roy
ISBN: 9780295744117 0295744111 9780295744094 029574409X 9780295744100 0295744103
OCLC Number: 1029790947
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2020. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: stolonic strategies --
Biophilosophies of becoming --
Microphysiologies of desire --
Bacterial lives: sex, gender, and the lust for writing --
Should feminists clone? And if so, how? --
In vitro incubations --
Conclusion: science in our backyards.
Series Title: Feminist technosciences.
Responsibility: Deboleena Roy.

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""Should feminists clone?" "What do neurons think about?" "How can we learn from bacterial writing?" These and other provocative questions have long preoccupied neuroscientist, molecular biologist, and intrepid feminist theorist Deboleena Roy, who takes seriously the capabilities of lab "objects"--Bacteria and other human, nonhuman, organic, and inorganic actants--in order to understand processes of becoming. In Molecular Feminisms, Roy investigates science as feminism at the lab bench, engaging in an interdisciplinary conversation between molecular biology, Deleuzian philosophies, posthumanism, and postcolonial and decolonial studies. She brings insights from feminist theory together with lessons learned from bacteria, subcloning, and synthetic biology, arguing that renewed interest in matter and materiality must be accompanied by a feminist rethinking of scientific research methods and techniques.

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