Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Paperback... Cover Art

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

By: Londa Schiebinger

Current Price: $31.95
Download eBook

Search Inside

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Rent
1   ECampus $15.98 Rent
2   Bigger Books $16.46 Rent

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $26.75 New Buy
2   Biblio $35.20 New Buy
3   Skyo $36.45 New Buy
4   Textbooks $12.46 Used Buy
5   Skyo $13.94 Used Buy
6   Bigger Books $14.81 Used Buy
7   ECampus $15.12 Used Buy
8   Biblio $16.74 Used Buy

Ebook Download

Product Description

Run a Quick Search on "Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science" by Londa Schiebinger to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science"

Browse more products related to "Londa Schiebinger"

Short Desription

Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1995

"Schiebinger lays bare the cultural narratives that mix so easily with science. They are at the same time hilarious and eerie, silly and profoundly disturbing. Schiebinger is brilliant in showing how tales of gender and race are told in other guises."—Thomas Laqueur, author of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

"[Nature’s Body] is so wonderfully humorous and is done with such careful attention to detail, the reader cannot help but see the profound implications of the history of science for modern science. Indispensable for all anthropologists, historians, philosophers, and practitioners of science."—Emily Martin, author of The Woman in the Body

Eighteenth-century natural historians created a peculiar, and peculiarly durable, vision of nature—one that embodied the sexual and racial tensions of that era. When plants were found to reproduce sexually, eighteenth-century botanists ascribed to them passionate relations, polyandrous marriages, and suicidal incest, and accounts of steamy plant sex began to infiltrate the botanical literature of the day. Naturalists also turned their attention to the great apes just becoming known to eighteenth-century Europeans, clothing the females in silk vestments and training them to sip tea with the modest demeanor of English matrons, while imagining the males of the species fully capable of ravishing women.

Written with humor and meticulous detail, Nature’s Body draws on these and other examples to uncover the ways in which assumptions about gender, sex, and race have shaped scientific explanations of nature. Schiebinger offers a rich cultural history of science and a timely and passionate argument that science must be restructured in order to get it right.

Customer Reviews for "Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Paperback)" by Londa Schiebinger

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review

Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials Sales, Promotions & Special Features Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with