Society and Animals 19 (3):305-315 (2011)

This paper looks at the role nonhuman animals play in how we think about sex, gender, and sexuality in zoology and in society. In examining the history of ideas regarding a microscopic invertebrate species—rotifers—the paper explores how humans have projected aspects of their lives onto nonhuman animals and how they have extrapolated from nonhuman animals to human society. The paper emphasizes the intersections between knowledge about nonhuman animals and gender and sexuality politics
Keywords rotifers   gender and sexuality politics   thinking with nonhuman animals   all-female species   dioecism   knowledge production in biology   parthenogenesis
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DOI 10.1163/156853011x578974
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