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Author Fausto-Sterling, Anne, 1944-
Title Sex/gender : biology in a social world / Anne Fausto-Sterling.
Published New York : Routledge, 2012.
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 Floor3  HQ1075 .F387 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 142 p. : ill.
Series The Routledge Series integrating science and culture
Routledge series integrating science and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-135) and index.
Contents A genderless future? -- Of spirals and layers -- Of molecules and sex -- Of hormones and brains -- Am I a boy or a girl?-The emergence of gender identity -- Thinking about homosexuality -- Thinking about groups; thinking about individuals -- Pink and blue forever -- The developmental dynamics of pink and blue -- Epilogue: the future of gender (and sex).
Summary "'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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sex differences.
Gender identity.
Sex differentiation.
Sex (Biology)
Sex role.
ISBN 0415881463 (pbk)
9780415881456 (hbk)
0415881455 (hbk)
9780415881463 (pbk)
9780203127971 (ebk)
0203127978 (ebk)
Standard # 6824740
OCLC number 671700623