All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

Biology and Feminism A Philosophical Introduction

New
By: Lynn Hankinson Nelson(Author)
240 pages, 9 b/w illustrations
Biology and Feminism
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Biology and Feminism ISBN: 9781107462038 Paperback Sep 2017 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £21.99
    #237306
  • Biology and Feminism ISBN: 9781107090187 Hardback Oct 2018 Available for pre-order
    £69.99
    #236282
Selected version: £21.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Biology and Feminism provides a unique introduction to the study of relationships between gender and biology, a core part of the feminist science research tradition which emerged nearly half a century ago. Lynn Hankinson Nelson presents an accessible and balanced discussion of research questions, background assumptions, methods, and hypotheses about biology and gender with which feminist scientists and science scholars critically and constructively engage. Writing from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science, she examines the evidence for and ethical implications of biological hypotheses about gender, and discusses relevant philosophical issues including understandings of scientific objectivity, the nature of scientific reasoning, and relationships between biological research and the scientific and social contexts in which it is pursued. Clear and comprehensive, Biology and Feminism addresses the engagements of feminist scientists and science scholars with a range of disciplines, including developmental and evolutionary biology, medicine, neurobiology, and primatology.

Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Preface

1. Conceptual preliminaries
2. Sexual selection: Darwin
3. Sexual selection: parental investment theory and human sociobiology
4. Primatology
5. Developmental biology
6. Medicine
7. Neurobiology
8. Evolutionary psychology
9. Socially responsible science and socially relevant philosophy of science

Bibliography
Index

Customer Reviews

Biography

Lynn Hankinson Nelson is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Washington. She has published Who Knows (1990) and numerous articles on feminist science scholarship. She is co-author of On Quine (1999), and is co-editor of Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science (1997) and of a special issue of Hypatia on Feminist Science Studies (2004).

New
By: Lynn Hankinson Nelson(Author)
240 pages, 9 b/w illustrations
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife