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Genes, Cells, and Brains


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Hilary Rose is Emerita Professor at Bradford University and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. Steven Rose is Emeritus Professor of Life Sciences at the Open University. Long active in the politics of sciences, their joint books include Science and Society and Alas, Poor Darwin.


"This fascinating, lucid and angry book by the sociologist Hilary Rose and the neurobiologist Steven Rose (they are married) boasts abundant targets and a lethally impressive hit ratio." - Steven Poole, Guardian "On my must-read list!" - Margaret Atwood "Genes, Cells and Brains is an angry book. It is also an important one...contains wonderful descriptions of the science behind the new biology." - Time Literary Supplement "Clear and engaging... a testament to the power of the Roses' writing and their perceptive understanding of the relation between science and society." - Lancet "A scathing account of the failure of recent projects in biology to provide significant new knowledge...the Roses provide thought-provoking and interesting contrasts to the secular, neoliberal view that predominates at present." - Nature

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