Why are Mammals called Mammals?
The project is an adaptation of the paper, ‘Why are Mammals called Mammals? Gender Politics in Eighteenth-Century Natural History’ by Dr. Londa Schiebinger. It talks about how the classification of mammals and inclusion of humans in the class is influenced by the cultural view of breasts, women, and animals. As shared by Dr. Schiebinger, the term still exists Post-Darwinian Revolution.
This project was made possible with the support of the British Council through the Creating Heroines Grant (Grantee: Komal Jain)
Keywords: Gender Politics, Modern Science, Mammals, Women, History, Nature-Culture
Ritika Jathar, Akhil Patil
2021 - 2022
Preliminary visual storyboarding