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Dolly Mixtures: The Remaking of Genealogy (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)
While the creation of Dolly the sheep, the world’s most famous clone, triggered an enormous amount of discussion about human cloning, in Dolly Mixtures the anthropologist Sarah Franklin looks beyond that much-rehearsed controversy to some of the other reasons why the iconic animal’s birth and death were significant. Building on the work of historians and anthropologists, F ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 11th 2007 by Duke University Press Books
(first published March 21st 2007)
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“[I]t is true that there are a few topics that will not lead back to sheep more quickly than I realised prior to researching and writing this book. This does not excuse the primary shortcoming of a method based on ‘following sheep around’, which is a tendency to tread clumsily into areas much more carefully handled by more disciplined scholars. While not unashamedly experimental, Dolly Mixtures wears the heavily matted regret of its inevitable errors-of omission and otherwise—as a sheepish mark ...more
Elrena Evans holds an MFA from The Pennsylvania State University, and is co-editor of Mama, Ph.D.: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her writing has also appeared in Brain, Child, Hip Mama, MotherVerse, Literary Mama, Mamazine, and the anthologies Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006) and How to Fit a Car Seat on a ...moreMore about Sarah Franklin...
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