A Question of Identity: Women, Science, and Literature

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsix
Notes on Contributorsxi
A Question of Identity1 Marina Benjamin

Enlightenment Identities
Reflections on the History of the Science of Woman25 Sylvana Tomaselli
Gendered Knowledge, Gendered Minds: Women and Newtonianism, 1690-176041 John Mullan

Reproductive Identities
The Male Scientist, Man-Midwife, and Female Monster: Appropriation and Transmutation in Frankenstein 59 Marie Mulvey Roberts
The Aseptic Male Obstetrician and the Filthy Peasant Crone: Contemporary Women Writers' Accounts of Birth 74 Tess Cosslett
Conceiving Difference: Reproductive Technology and the Construction of Identity in Two Contemporary Fictions 97 Susan Squier

Evolutionary Identities
The Gendered Ape: Early Representations of Primates in Europe119 Londa Schiebinger

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