Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science

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Beacon Press, 1993 - Science - 289 pages
A look at the way scientists see the world shows how Carl Linnaeus' discovery of the taxonomic scheme was informed by a particular moment in European sexual politics.

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In Nature’s Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science, Londa Schiebinger explores “how gender – both the real relations between the sexes and ideological renderings of those relations – shaped ... Read full review

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Much has been written about discrimination against women in science, including assertions that brain size and temperament precluded their ability to study and succeed. Schiebinger (History/Penn State ... Read full review

Contents

The Private Lives of Plants
11
Plant Heterosexuality
18
Linnaeus and the Botanic Reveries of Erasmus Darwin
28
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Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and the author of "The Nazi War on Cancer "(1999) and "Cancer Wars: How Politics Shapes What We Know and Don't Know" (1995). Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her recent books include "Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World" (2004) and "Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering" (forthcoming from Stanford).

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