Making sense of life, the century of the gene, feminism and science, refiguring life, keywords in evolutionary biology, secrets of life, secrets of death, bodypolitics, conflicts in feminism, reflections on gender and science, and a. Article information, pdf download for feminist perspectives on science. Reflections on gender and scienceby evelyn fox keller. In the 1980s, says john, when students were asked to draw what they believed a scientist looked like, 45% drew a person with facial hair and 25% drew a person holding a pocketprojector a predominantly male item, among other male characteristics. I also offer a provisional analysis of the political dynamics that work to polarize both kinds of discourse, focusing especially on their intersection i. Thats a question, i think, that really is the kind of question that faces all of the history and philosophy of science today, that we have learned the hard way, i think. Anne faustosterling, reflections on gender and science. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of science, confidently crossing the borders that separate disciplines and breaking down the barriers keeping women out of the highest reaches of scientific achievement. An update 2 section 3 constructing gender, constructing science. The book now appears in a special edition marking the 10th anniversary of its original publication.
Her 1985 book, reflections on gender and science, was a provocative, interdisciplinary contribution to the feminist critique of science and led feminist scholars to praise keller for her exploration of the masculinity of science. Secrets of god, nature, and life evelyn fox keller ch. Offering feminist perspectives on disciplines from history to science, each book assembles the most important articles written on its field in the last ten to fifteen years. William godwin, fleetwood or, the new man of feeling, 3 vols. Evelyn fox keller, born in 1936 in new york, new york, is professor of. Kellers book opens up a whole new range of ideas for anyone who cares to think about the history of science, that is, the history of the modern world. A critique of biology and its theories about women. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition starting at. She is the author of numerous books, including making sense of life. Conflicts in feminism edited by marianne hirsch and evelyn. How ideas about women and men shape science and technology 143 ruth hubbard science, facts, and feminism 153 suzanne j. Training as a theoretical physicist and working in both mathematical biology and the history of science, she wondered why most scientists were men and why the language of science. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Keller on gender, science, and mcclintock philarchive. Explaining biological development with models, metaphors, and machines. Evelyn fox kellers acclaimed biography, a feeling for the organism, gives us the full story of mcclintocks pioneeringalthough sometimes professionally difficultcareer in cytology and genetics. Evelyn fox kellers reflections on gender and science1 was a provocative, interdisciplinary contribution to the feminist critique of science. When in the 1950s evelyn fox keller ventured forth to become a scientist, she discovered it was a mans world. Gender identity scientific thought external reality gender development practical judgement these keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. Feminist perspectives on science studies evelyn fox. It is only with the emergence of a modern feminist critique of science that the categories of gender and science have come to be seen as intertwined, and, accordingly, that the two subjects. An interview with professor emerita evelyn fox keller mit, author of reflections on gender and science. John opens the show by talking about the way that science used to be an allboys club of sorts. Origin, history, and politics find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate.
Buy reflection on gender and science by evelyn fox keller online at alibris. As vicechairperson, i had the honor of inviting dr. Evelyn fox keller born 1936 is an american physicist, author, and feminist and is currently a professor of history and philosophy of science at the massachusetts institute of technology. Keller dispels this oddity with laudable simplicity. Evelyn fox keller has made a name for herself in the gender and science area. She came to mit from the university of california, berkeley, where she was professor in the departments of rhetoric, history, and womens studies 19881992. Gender identity scientific thought external reality gender development practical judgement. Gender and science an update evelyn fox keller the meaning of gender schemes for classifying human beings are necessarily multiple and highly variable. Evelyn fox keller, gender and science, psychoanalysis and contemporary thought 1. The number of views represents the full text views from december 2016 to date.
The life and work of barbara mcclintock had also documented the accomplishments of a nobel prizewinning woman geneticist. Feminist perspectives on science studies evelyn fox keller, 1988. From working scientist to feminist critic evelyn fox keller section two. Historian of science evelyn fox keller 1987, for example, argued against the dualities of sex and gender and of nature and science. Different cultures identify and privilege different criteria in sorting people of their own and other cultures into groups.
What do we mean when we talk about gender and science. Not only was she herself a scientist, but her wellknown 1983 book a feeling for the organism. Gender, objectivity, and realism evelyn fox kellers. As specified in evelyn fox kellers agreement with the schlesinger library, her written permission is required to use the collection. Muriel lederman and ingrid bartsch london and new york.
Feminism and science evelyn fox keller in recent years, a new critique of science has begun to emerge from a number of feminist writings. Case management of intersexed infants 161 ruth bleier. Evelyn fox keller is emerita professor of history and philosophy of science at the massachusetts institute of technology. Reflections on gender and science by evelyn fox keller. Longino teaches womens studies and philosophy at the university of minnesota. Such dualities, she maintained, gave gender unlimited cultural. Longino 1998 history and philosophy of the life sciences 20 3. Evelyn fox keller, gender and science, psychoanalysis and contemporary thought 1 1978. Reflections on gender and science yale university press. The central thesis of that book was that science, like gender, was a. The lens of feminist politics brings into focus certain masculinist distortions of the scientific enterprise, creating, for those of us who are scientists, a.
Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. It provides a broad overview of the uses of metaphor in scientific descriptions of the organism and the gene, and it connects molecular biology to a wide range of other technologically driven fields, including systems engineering and computing. Keller has also taught at new york university and in the department of rhetoric at the university of california, berkeley. Reflection on gender and science by evelyn fox keller. Reflections on gender and science is much more than the title suggests. Evelyn fox keller is a theoretical physicist, a mathematical biologist, a feminist philosopher, and a historian of science. Selections from the flight to objectivity susan bordo ch. This groundbreaking work explores the possibilities of a genderfree science and the conditions that could make such a possibility a reality. Feminism and science oxford readings in feminism keller, evelyn fox, longino, helen e. Feminism and science by evelyn fox keller, paperback. Evelyn fox keller to be the keynote speaker for this significant event. Her 1985 book, reflections on gender and science, was a provocative.1559 438 1580 1188 580 876 96 1665 150 1527 1220 90 1265 12 1389 603 1520 487 840 15 771 1309 420 625 1284 790 1020 1272 20 644 774 715