By Bonnie B. Spanier
... this can be a good booklet. heavily argued and obviously written, it bargains fabulous insights into the alchemy through which ideology will get transmuted into clinical truth. —Women and Health"... an important contribution for these located on the nexus of rhetoric, feminism, and science....richly special research that demonstrates how ideological underpinnings form either the development of technological know-how and a self-discipline that says to carry solutions to the mysteries of life." —Quarterly magazine of Speech"As a molecular biologist and women's reviews director, Spanier's services and knowledge of those fields converge in her an expert dialogue of the formal representations of molecular biology and their inherent gender ideology." —Choice"Spanier's critique brings the strengths of feminist technological know-how thought to the center of up to date technology. Spanier speaks to usual scientists and to feminist students as a scientist." —Sandra Harding"... an eye-opening intrduction to the way in which philosophical perspectives impression biology. Physicians should still sit up straight and take certain realize of Spanier's paintings. If damaging, unexamined social assumptions penetrate the center of biology, it really is uncertain that the remainder of biology is untouched via them." —Journal of the yank clinical AssociationExploring the discourse of scientists and scientist-educators, Spanier illuminates distortions and implicit values: from male-female stereotypes imposed onto micro organism to singling out one molecule, DNA, because the controlling molecule of existence. Defining molecular biology as molecular genetics can result in a slender method of the concept that of lifestyles and to the learn of ailments comparable to melanoma. She demands a rethinking of technology within the social, financial, and political contexts within which it really is enmeshed.
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