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Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Banu Subramaniam


A stimulating interchange between feminist studies and biology, this book explores how the author's 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. The book reveals 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-c ... More

Keywords: feminist studies, evolutionary biology, flower color, color variation, eugenics, genetics, diversity, difference, ecology, life sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038655
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Banu Subramaniam, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst