This Yearbook of Women's History (Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis) is dedicated to Gender and Genes. Intruding upon our everyday lives, the world of DNA, genes and genomics has become a challenging field of research, both clinical and biomedical as well as socio-cultural. It is also a challenging topic for a Yearbook which traditionally focuses on women and gender from a historical point of view. Gender issues are part and parcel of genes and genomics in scientific research and socio-cultural discourses and representations. Current literature on genes and genomics does not abound in analyses of biomedical and socio-cultural realms where gender aspects are played out and exchanged. This Yearbookmay thus contribute to a field of analysis which contextualizes history from the viewpoint of current biotechnological developments.
This volume contains articles on medical cases (reproductive testing and the case of the sex chromosomes, and framing cancer risk in women and men), cultural representations, a portrait of female scientist Rosalin Franklin and interviews with feminist science philosophers Katarina Karkazis and Donna Dickenson.
Contents: Editorial Introduction: KLASIEN HORSTMAN/MARLI HUIJER, Gender and genes. Familiar stereotypes haunting new complexities KRISTIEN HENS, Suffer the little boys? Reproductive testing, bio-ethics and sex chromosome abnormalities LISA REBERT, Ice Baby and Al Lucy? (R)evolutionary bodies? KLASIEN HORSTMAN/MARLI HUIJER, Interview with Donna Dickenson about gender and bioethics PETRA VERDONK/INEKE KLINGE, Framing cancer risk in women and men. Gender and the translation of genome-based risk factors for cancer to public health EVELIEN WALHOUT, Interview with Sarah Richardson about gender and bioscience MARJAN GROOT, Visualizing genes and gender in speculative realities of the natural and the synthetic Colour Plates I-XVII SAHRA GIBBON, BRCA genes and the 'pluripotency' of gender Portrait: ESHA SHAH, Rosalind Franklin and her science-in-the-making. A situated, sexual and existential portrait KLASIEN HORSTMAN, Interview with Katrina Karkazis about sex verification and sport SHOWCASE: ANTIA WIERSMA, Tine Tammes' inaugural lecture from 1919 From the bookshelf: MARIANNE BOERE, Recent publications on gender and genes Summaries About the authors