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Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World
     

Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World

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by Anne Fausto-Sterling
 

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Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences.

This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology,

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Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences.

This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology, and social construction of gender with expertise and humor in a style accessible to a wide variety of readers. In addition to the basics, Sex/Gender ponders the moral, ethical, social and political side to this inescapable subject.

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ISBN-13:
9780415881456
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/23/2012
Pages:
160

Meet the Author

Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, is a leading expert on the development of gender identity as well as the biology of gender. Her latest research analyzes the emergence of behavioral differences between the sexes in early childhood. She is the author of two earlier books: Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men (Basic, 1993) and Sexing the Body: gender politics and the construction of sexuality (Basic, 2000).

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Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Authors personal identity issues get in the way of sound science
KO59 More than 1 year ago
This was a required read for my son's college class.