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Care of the Species: Races of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity

John Hartigan Jr.

Abstract

Care of the Species contributes to debates about the concept of species through vivid ethnography, examining infrastructures of care—labs and gardens in Spain and Mexico—where plant scientists grapple with the complexities of evolution and domestication. In tackling the racial dimension of efforts to go “beyond the human,” this book reveals a far greater stratum of sameness than commonly assumed.

Keywords: Multispecies plants nonhumans ethnography race science studies botanical gardens genetics Mexico Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780816685301
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816685301.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hartigan Jr., author
University of Texas, Austin