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Ghost Stories for DarwinThe Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity$
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Banu Subramaniam

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038655

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.001.0001

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Singing the Morning Glory Blues

Singing the Morning Glory Blues

A Fictional Science

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(p.70) Chapter Three Singing the Morning Glory Blues
Source:
Ghost Stories for Darwin
Author(s):
Banu Subramaniam
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.003.0004

This chapter traces a fictional account of the intellectual adventures of three high school girls who encounter a group of researchers. It first introduces the researchers and their individual perspectives and research questions. Here, the researchers are forced into a conversation with each other, in considering what might the disciplines have to say to each other and if they can learn from each other to enhance and expand their disciplinary perspectives. The chapter then presents a fantasy which locates the three girls in a futureworld of an alternative science, a fictional science. In doing so the chapter argues that we need not only science fiction, but fictional sciences—imagining other configurations of knowledge making, reconstructing alternate disciplinary lenses, new conceptual practices, and more engaging plots and stories that are located in the interdisciplinary fissures of the sciences and the humanities.

Keywords:   fictional science, disciplinary perspectives, alternative science, science fiction, humanities, Thirumbaram Three

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