Further Readings

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1 Introduction: What Is Life, and How Do We Study It  No Readings
2 Before Biology: Experiencing and Organizing Bodies and Nature

Buy at Amazon Von Staden, Heinrich. Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria. Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780521236461. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Park, Katharine. Secrets of Women: Gender, Generation, and the Origins of Human Dissection. Zone Books, 2006. ISBN: 9781890951672.

Buy at Amazon Appel, Toby A. The Cuvier-Geoffroy Debate: French Biology in the Decades before Darwin. Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780195041385.

Buy at Amazon Koerner, Lisbet. Linnaeus: Nature and Nation. Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780674097452.

3 Biology, in Theory

Buy at Amazon Fleck, Ludwik. Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact. University of Chicago Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780226253244.

Buy at Amazon Canguilhem, Georges. On the Normal and the Pathological. Reidel Publishing, 1978. ISBN: 9780942299595.

Buy at Amazon Ansell Pearson, Keith. Viroid Life: Perspectives on Nietzsche and the Transhuman Condition. Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 9780415154352. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Doyle, Richard. On Beyond Living: Rhetorical Transformations of the Life Sciences. Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780804727648. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Haraway, Donna. Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouse™. Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 9780415912457.

Buy at Amazon Waldby, Catherine. The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine. Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 9780415174060.

Buy at Amazon Rose, Nikolas. The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century. Princeton University Press. 2007. ISBN: 9780691121918. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Smelik, Anneke, and Nina Lykke. Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology. University of Washington Press. 2008. ISBN: 9780295988092. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Mitchell, Robert. Bioart and the Vitality of Media. University of Washington Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780295990088.

Buy at Amazon Thacker, Eugene. After Life. University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780226793726. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Parikka, Jussi. Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology. University of Minnesota Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780816667406.

Buy at Amazon Pettman, Dominic. Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780816672998.

Buy at Amazon Bardini, Thierry. Junkware. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780816667512.

Buy at Amazon Chen, Mel. Animacies: Biopolitics. Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. Duke University Press Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780822352723. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Vermueulen, Niki, Sakari Tamminen, and Andrew Webster, eds. Bio Objects (Theory, Technology and Society): Life in the 21st Century. Ashgate, 2012. ISBN: 9781409411789. [Preview with Google Books]

4 Biology Emerging: Heredity and Life in Formation and Evolution

Buy at Amazon Lenoir, Timothy. The Strategy of Life: Teleology and Mechanism in Nineteenth-Century German Biology. University of Chicago Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780226471839. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Nyhart, Lynn. Biology Takes Form: Animal Morphology and the German Universities, 1800–1900. University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780226610887. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Secord, James A. Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. University of Chicago Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780226744100. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Desmond, A., and Moore, J. Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist. W. W. Norton & Company, 1994. ISBN: 9780393311501.

Buy at Amazon Richards, Robert J. The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780226712109. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Richards, Robert J. The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought. University Of Chicago Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780226712161.

Buy at Amazon Rainger, Ronald, Keith Benson, and Jane Maienschein, eds. The American Development of Biology. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780812280920.

Buy at Amazon Bowler, Peter J. Evolution: The History of an Idea. University of California Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780520236936. [Preview with Google Books]

5 Form I: Genes, Molecular Biology

Buy at Amazon Thurtle, Phillip. The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920. University of Washington Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780295987569. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Pauly, Philip J. Controlling Life: Jacques Loeb and the Engineering Ideal in Biology. University of California Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780520069749.

Buy at Amazon Watson, James D. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. W. W. Norton & Company, 1980. ISBN: 9780393950755.

Buy at Amazon Rasmussen, Nicolas. Picture Control: The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940–1960. Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780804728379.

Buy at Amazon Morange, Michel. A History of Molecular Biology. Translated by Matthew Cobb. Harvard University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780674398559.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Gottweis, Herbert. Governing Molecules: The Discursive Politics of Genetic Engineering in Europe and the United States. MIT Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780262071895. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Rabinow, Paul. French DNA: Trouble In Purgatory. University Of Chicago Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780226701509.

Buy at Amazon Brodwin, Paul E. Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics. Indiana University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780253214287. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Franklin, Sarah, and Margaret Lock, eds. Remaking Life and Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences. SAR Press, 2003. ISBN: 9781930618206.

Buy at Amazon Goodman, Alan, Deborah Heath, and M. Susan Lindee, eds. Genetic Nature/Culture: Anthropology and Science Beyond the Two-Culture Divide. University of California Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780520237933. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Franklin, Sarah, and Celia Roberts. Born and Made: An Ethnography of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780691121932. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Pálsson, Gisli. Anthropology and the New Genetics. Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780521671743. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Gibbon, Sahra, and Carlos Novas. Biosocialities, Genetics, and the Social Sciences: Making Biologies and Identities. Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 9780415401388. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Fortun, Michael. Promising Genomics: Iceland, deCODE Genetics, and a World of Speculation. University of California Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780520247512. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Taussig, Karen-Sue. Ordinary Genomes: Science, Citizenship, and Genetic Identities. Duke University Press Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780822345343. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Atkinson, Paul, Peter Glasner, and Margaret Lock, eds. The Handbook of Genetics & Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era. Routledge, 2009. ISBN: 9780415410809. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon O'Riordan, Kate. The Genome Incorporated: Constructing Biodigital Identity. Ashgate, 2010. ISBN: 9780754678519. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Ong, Aihwa, and Nancy Chen. Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate. Duke University Press Books, 2010. ISBN: 9780822348092. [Preview with Google Books]

6 Form II: Race, Then and Now

Buy at Amazon Kevles, Daniel J. In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. Knopf, 1985. ISBN: 9780394507026. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Proctor, Robert. Racial Hygiene: Medicine Under the Nazis. Harvard University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780674745780. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Stepan, Nancy Leys. In The Hour of Eugenics: Race, Gender and Nation in Latin America. Cornell University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780801425691. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Shah, Nayan. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown. University of North California Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780520226296. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Wailoo, Keith. Dying in the City of Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Heaslth. University of North Carolina Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780807848968. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Hammonds, Evelynn, and Rebecca M. Herzig, eds. The Nature of Difference: Sciences of Race in the United States from Jefferson to Genomics. MIT Press. 2009. ISBN: 9780262582759.

Buy at Amazon Koenig, Barbara A., Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, and Sarah S. Richardson, eds. Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age. Rutgers University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780813543246. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Whitmarsh, Ian, and David S. Jones, eds. What's the Use of Race?: Modern Governance and the Biology of Difference. MIT Press. 2010. ISBN: 9780262514248. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Fullwiley, Duana. The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa. Princeton University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780691123172. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Krimsky, Sheldon, and Kathleen Sloan, eds. Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture. Columbia University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780231156974. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Montoya, Michael. Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality. University of California Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780520267312. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Bliss, Catherine. Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice. Stanford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780804774086. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Wailoo, Keith, Alondra Nelson, and Catherine Lee, eds. Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History. Rutgers University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780813552552. [Preview with Google Books]

7 Form III: Bodies and Religion

Buy at Amazon Lock, Margaret. Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death. University of California Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780520228146. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Morgan, Lynn. Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos. University of California Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780520260443. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Zhan, Mei. Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine through Transnational Frames. Duke University Press Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780822343844. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Sanal, Aslihan. New Organs within Us: Transplants and the Moral Economy. Duke University Press Books, 2011. ISBN: 9780822349129. [Preview with Google Books]

8 Function I: Medicine and Difference

Buy at Amazon Hacking, Ian. Mad Travelers: Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illness. Harvard University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780674009547. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Jones, David S. Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600. Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780674013056. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Lakoff, Andrew, and Stephen J. Collier, eds. Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question. Columbia University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780231146067.

Buy at Amazon Bharadwaj, Aditya, and Peter Glasner. Local Cells, Global Science: The Rise of Embryonic Stem Cell Research in India. Routledge, 2008. ISBN: 9780415396097. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Cohen, ed. A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body. Duke University Press Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780822345350. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Saunders, Barry F. C T Suite: The Work of Diagnosis in the Age of Noninvasive Cutting. Duke University Press, 2009.

Buy at Amazon Clarke, Adele, et al., eds. Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U.S. Duke University Press Books, 2010. ISBN: 9780822345701.

Buy at Amazon Gerlach, Neil, et al., eds. Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2011. ISBN: 9780802096838. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Nelson, Alondra. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780816676484.

Buy at Amazon Livingston, Julie. Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic. Duke University Press Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780822353423. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Silverman, Chloe. Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder. Princeton University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780691150468. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Pollock, Anne. Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference. Duke University Press Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780822353447. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Wailoo, Keith. How Cancer Crossed the Color Line. Oxford University Press, 2010. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Murphy, Michelle. Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Technoscience, Feminist Health, and Technoscience. Duke University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780822353317.

Buy at Amazon Redfield, Peter. Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders. University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520274853. [Preview with Google Books]

9 Function II: Medicine and Markets

Buy at Amazon Creager, Angela N. H. The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930–1965. University of Chicago Press, 2002. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Brandt, Allan. The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America. Basic Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780465070480.

Buy at Amazon Moore, Lisa Jean. Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid. New York University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780814757185. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Greene, Jeremy. Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780801891007.

Buy at Amazon Garcia, Angela. The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande. University of California Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780520262089. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Almeling, Rene. Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm. University of California Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780520270961.

Buy at Amazon Healy, David. Pharmageddon. University of California Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780520270985. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Wolf-Meyer, Matthew J. The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780816674749. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Keating, Peter, and Alberto Cambrosio. Cancer On Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice. University of Chicago Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780226428918. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Langlitz, Nicolas. Neuropsychedelia The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain. University of California Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780520274822.

Buy at Amazon Proctor, Robert. Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. University of California Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780520270169. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Prentice, Rachel. Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery Education. Duke University Press Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780822351436. [Preview with Google Books]

10 Transformation I: New Biopolitics and Bioeconomies

Helmreich, Stefan. "Species of Biocapital." Science as Culture 17, no. 4 (2008): 463–78.

Buy at Amazon Cooper, Melinda. Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. University of Washington Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780295987910. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Jasanoff, Sheila, ed. Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age. MIT Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780262516273. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Sunder Rajan, Kaushik, ed. Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in Global Markets. Duke University Press Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780822348313. [Preview with Google Books]

11 Transformation II: Life at Sea

Buy at Amazon Kohler, Robert E. Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life. University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780226450636. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Hird, Myra. The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution After Science Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ISBN: 9780230202139.