The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution After Science Studies

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byMyra J. Hird

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This book considers social scientific topics such as identity, community, sexual difference, self, and ecology from a microbial perspective. Harnessing research and evidence from earth systems science and microbiology, and particularly focusing on symbiosis and symbiogenesis, the book argues for the development of a microontology of life.

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This book considers social scientific topics such as identity, community, sexual difference, self, and ecology from a microbial perspective. Harnessing research and evidence from earth systems science and microbiology, and particularly focusing on symbiosis and symbiogenesis, the book argues for the development of a microontology of li...

MYRA J. HIRD is Professor and Queen's National Scholar at Queen's University, Canada. Her research and teaching interests span the areas of science studies, health, the ontology and epistemology of sexual difference, sexuality, ethics and social justice, violence, disability studies, feminist theory and queer theory. She is the author...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.88 × 5.62 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202136

ISBN - 13:9780230202139

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Table of Contents

Introduction
After War
Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Thinking (With) Bacteria
Evolutionary Theory and its Discontents
Microontologies of Self
Microontologies of Sex
Microontologies of Ecology
Eating Well, Surviving Humanism
Bibliography