Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology (Wellek Library Lectures) (Paperback)

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This text continues the author's study of how 'scientific technique is both contributor to and product of discourse'. It focuses on gender and, in particular, analyzes how the metaphors of information and communication technology affect biological research, especially in the field of genetics.

About the Author


Evelyn Fox Keller is professor of history and philosophy of science in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of numerous books, including A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock, Reflections on Gender and Science and most recently, Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender, and Science.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231102056
ISBN-10: 0231102054
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 1996
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Wellek Library Lectures