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Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields Metaphors That Shape Embryos

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ISBN-10: 155643474X

ISBN-13: 9781556434747

Edition: 2004

Authors: Donna Jeanne Haraway, Scott F. Gilbert, Scott Gilbert

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Donna Haraway is perhaps our most advanced scientific storyteller. She locates the myths, metaphors, and tropes that underlie a technologically companionable physical world. Without abandoning scentific method -- in fact, by embracing it in its fullest applicability -- she exposes and also celebrates our scientific narratives as our clan story. In the process she "outs" our most fundamental distinctions and unexamined paradoxes: nature/culture, wild/domesticated, molecular/organic, animal/human, body/gender, et al. Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields is the first chapter of Haraway's epic tale of Western science. When she names it "metaphors that shape embryos," it should be clear that embryos…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 2/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Paradigm and Metaphor
The Elements of Organicism
Ross G. Harrison
A Pioneer in the Construction of an Organismic Paradigm
The Silliman Lectures
Joseph Needham
A Great Amphibian
Mature Perspectives
Paul Weiss
From Fields to Molecular Ecology
The Living System
Conclusion: Of Paradigms and Scientists
References
Index