Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain And Experimental Science, 1850--1930

Hardcover | July 8, 2016

EditorStaffan Müller-wille, Christina Brandt

not yet rated|write a review

This book examines the wide range of scientific and social arenas in which the concept of inheritance gained relevance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although genetics emerged as a scientific discipline during this period, the idea of inheritance also played a role in a variety of medical, agricultural, industrial, and political contexts.

The book, which follows an earlier collection, Heredity Produced (covering the period 1500 to 1870), addresses heredity in national debates over identity, kinship, and reproduction; biopolitical conceptions of heredity, degeneration, and gender; agro-industrial contexts for newly emerging genetic rationality; heredity and medical research; and the genealogical constructs and experimental systems of genetics that turned heredity into a representable and manipulable object. Taken together, the essays in Heredity Explored show that a history of heredity includes much more than the history of genetics, and that knowledge of heredity was always more than the knowledge formulated as Mendelism. It was the broader public discourse of heredity in all its contexts that made modern genetics possible.

ContributorsCaroline Arni, Christophe Bonneuil, Christina Brandt, Luis Campos, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Bernd Gausemeier, Jean Gayon, Veronika Lipphardt, Ilana Löwy, J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Staffan Müller-Wille, Diane B. Paul, Theodore M. Porter, Alain Pottage, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Marsha L. Richmond, Helga Satzinger, Judy Johns Schloegel, Alexander von Schwerin, Hamish G. Spencer, Ulrike Vedder

Pricing and Purchase Info

$64.67

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 3 LEFT!

From the Publisher

This book examines the wide range of scientific and social arenas in which the concept of inheritance gained relevance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although genetics emerged as a scientific discipline during this period, the idea of inheritance also played a role in a variety of medical, agricultural, industria...

Staffan Müller-Wille is Associate Professor in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at the University of Exeter, U.K., and the coeditor of Heredity Produced (MIT Press). Christina Brandt is Professor for the History of Life Sciences and Philosophical Anthropology at the University of Bochum, Germany.

other books by Staffan Müller-wille

A Cultural History of Heredity
A Cultural History of Heredity

Kobo ebook|Jun 22 2012

$27.79 online$36.09list price(save 22%)
Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850--1930
Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experiment...

Kobo ebook|Jul 29 2016

$50.59 online$65.60list price(save 22%)
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.06 inPublished:July 8, 2016Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262034433

ISBN - 13:9780262034432

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain And Experimental Science, 1850--1930

Reviews