At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics and Culture, 1500-1870
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Heredity Produced by Staffan Muller-Wille
Book DescriptionUntil the middle of the eighteenth century, the biological makeup of an organism was ascribed to an individual instance of "generation"--involving conception, pregnancy, embryonic development, parturition, lactation, and even astral influences and maternal mood--rather than the biological transmission of traits and characteristics. Discussions of heredity and inheritance took place largely in the legal and political sphere. In Heredity Produced, scholars from a broad range of disciplines explore the development of the concept of heredity from the early modern period to the era of Darwin and Mendel.The contributors examine the evolution of the concept in disparate cultural realms--including law, medicine, and natural history--and show that it did not coalesce into a more general understanding of heredity until the mid-nineteenth century. They consider inheritance and kinship in a legal context; the classification of certain diseases as hereditary; the study of botany; animal and plant breeding and hybridization for desirable characteristics; theories of generation and evolution; and anthropology and its study of physical differences among humans, particularly skin color. The editors argue that only when people, animals, and plants became more mobile--and were separated from their natural habitats through exploration, colonialism, and other causes--could scientists distinguish between inherited and environmentally induced traits and develop a coherent theory of heredity. ContributorsDavid Sabean, Silvia De Renzi, Ulrike Vedder, Carlos Lopez Beltran, Phillip K. Wilson, Laure Cartron, Staffan Muller-Wille, Marc J. Ratcliff, Roger Wood, Mary Terrall, Peter McLaughlin, Francois Duchesneau, Ohad Parnes, Renato Mazzolini, Paul White, Nicolas Pethes, Stefan Willer, Helmuth Muller-Sievers
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262134767
(229mm x 178mm x 31mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Staffan Muller-Wille
Cultural History of Heredity, Paperback (November 2014)
It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. In this book, the authors offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept of heredity.
Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Staffan Muller-Wille
The essays in this collection examine how human heredity was understood between the end of the First World War and the early 1970s. The contributors explore the interaction of science, medicine and society in determining how heredity was viewed across the world during the politically turbulent years of the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Staffan Muller-Wille
Hans-Jorg Rheinberger is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and the author of Toward a History of Epistemic Things.
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