By Tina Gianquitto,Lydia Fisher,Paul Ohler,Kimberly Hamlin,Gillian Feeley-Harnik,Carol Anelli,Jeff Walker,Nicole Merola,Gregory Eiselein,Melanie Dawson,Lilian Carswell,Karen Lentz Madison,R.D. Madison,Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter,Heike Schaefer
While a lot has been written concerning the impression of Darwin’s theories on U.S. tradition, and numerous scholarly collections were dedicated to the technological know-how of evolution, few have addressed the explicit information of Darwin’s theories as a cultural strength affecting U.S. writers. America’s Darwin fills this hole and lines a number of serious techniques that research U.S. textual responses to Darwin’s works.
The students during this assortment characterize a number disciplines—literature, background of technological know-how, women’s reviews, geology, biology, entomology, and anthropology. All pay shut realization to the explicit kinds that Darwinian evolution took within the usa, enticing not just with Darwin’s most renowned works, corresponding to On the beginning of Species, but additionally with much less favourite works, similar to The Expression of the sentiments in guy and Animals.
Each contributor considers specified social, cultural, and highbrow stipulations that affected the reception and dissemination of evolutionary idea, from ahead of the booklet of On the beginning of Species to the early years of the twenty-first century. those essays have interaction with the categorical information and language of a big variety of Darwin’s texts, treating his writings as basic resources necessary to comprehending the influence of Darwinian language on American writers and thinkers. This cautious engagement with the texts of evolution allows us to work out the extensive issues of its popularity and adoption within the American scene; this technique additionally highlights the ways that writers, reformers, and others reconfigured Darwinian language to fit their person purposes.
America’s Darwin demonstrates the various ways that writers and others healthy themselves to a story of evolution whose dominant motifs are contingency and uncertainty. jointly, the authors make the compelling case that the translation of evolutionary thought within the U.S. has regularly shifted with regards to triumphing cultural anxieties.
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America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture by Tina Gianquitto,Lydia Fisher,Paul Ohler,Kimberly Hamlin,Gillian Feeley-Harnik,Carol Anelli,Jeff Walker,Nicole Merola,Gregory Eiselein,Melanie Dawson,Lilian Carswell,Karen Lentz Madison,R.D. Madison,Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter,Heike Schaefer