Gender: Nature retraces feminist and queer engagements with biology and science

The second of ten volumes in the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender, Gender: Nature examines feminist and queer engagements with biology and science in scholarship, activism, art, and everyday life. The book is edited by Dr Iris van der Tuin (Liberal Arts and Sciences and Media and Performance).

Dr. Iris van der Tuin
Dr Iris van der Tuin

The volume’s twenty-five chapters are organized into five categories – disciplines, fields, maps, displays, and transgressions – and discuss the specific questions feminists and woman scientists have asked as well as the themes they have focused on. Such themes include history, medicine and health, literature and science, rural and urban environments, nature in the laboratory and museum, food, and sexuality. The thematic analyses provide answers to the question of the role of nature and biology in changing gendered, sexualized, and racialized sociopolitical relations and cultural representations. An introduction, glossary of key terms in gender and sexuality studies, as well as an index provide additional context and assistance to students, instructors, and general readers.

Utrecht scientists Dr Willemijn Ruberg (Cultural History) and Dr Tom Idema (Comparative Literature) wrote contributions to the book.


  • Title: Gender: Nature. Volume 2 in the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender.
  • Author: Iris van der Tuin (editor)
  • ISBN: 9780028663296
  • Publisher: Gale. Macmillan Reference USA