Word of the Week: Alterity

as in: “Neither text can overcome the ultimate alterity and unknowability of Henrietta Lacks herself.”

Littlefield, Melissa M., and Anne Pollock. “Troubling with ‘the ethics of the thing’ in Culturing Life: How Cells BecameTechnologies  and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack.” Review Essay. Social Studies of Science 41.4 (2011): 611. Sage Journals Online. Web. 31 Aug. 2011.

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