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VERGARA, Moema de Rezende. "Letters to a lady": questions of gender and the dissemination of Darwinism in Brazil.Translated byTony John O'Sullivan. Estud. fem. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

Recent works on the history of scientific dissemination in Brazil have practically ignored the category of gender in their analysis.  Thus, this article is intended to contribute to the content of a study of a specific practice of  scientific disclosure  of  the 1800s, as exemplified by"Letters to a lady" written by Rangel S. Paio and published in the "O Vulgarizador".  In this case, the concept of gender makes it possible to understand  the tensions between the masculine and feminine appearing  in a series of letters meant for purposes of scientific dissemination, in which the author himself anticipated their gender conten, insofar as he directed his attention to a public of 'ladies' in the Second Monarchical reign in Brazil.

Keywords : Scientific dissemination; Darwinism; Gender.

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