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By Bonnie B. Spanier

... this can be an exceptional e-book. heavily argued and obviously written, it bargains brilliant 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 specific research that demonstrates how ideological underpinnings form either the development of technology 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 wisdom of those fields converge in her a professional dialogue of the formal representations of molecular biology and their inherent gender ideology." —Choice"Spanier's critique brings the strengths of feminist technology thought to the center of latest technology. Spanier speaks to ordinary scientists and to feminist students as a scientist." —Sandra Harding"... an eye-opening intrduction to the best way philosophical perspectives impact biology. Physicians may still sit up straight and take certain become aware of of Spanier's paintings. If destructive, unexamined social assumptions penetrate the center of biology, it really is uncertain that the remainder of biology is untouched by means of them." —Journal of the yank scientific 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 may end up in a slim method of the concept that of lifestyles and to the examine of illnesses similar to melanoma. She demands a rethinking of technology within the social, fiscal, and political contexts within which it's enmeshed.

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