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A Skeleton in the Closet and Fetuses in the Basement

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter begins with the author's reactions to seeing the jars of embryos and fetuses stored at a science department storeroom at Mount Holyoke College. She eventually learned that the collection ... More


Reductionism and Developmental Molecular Biology

in Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226727295
eISBN:
9780226727318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727318.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the sudden success of molecular developmental biology will turn reductionism from an exercise in philosophical handwaving into “normal science.” It shows that before ... More


Introduction: Constructing Maternal Knowledge

Chris Laoutaris

in Shakespearean Maternities: Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624362
eISBN:
9780748671687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Alice E. Adams' Reproducing the Womb: Images of Childbirth in Science, Feminist Theory, and Literature discusses how the march of ‘technologies that permit visual access to the fetus’ threatens to ... More


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