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Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

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Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.

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This path-breaking study of gender and sexuality is the first to go beyond the nature/nurture debate to offer an alternate framework for considering questions of sex and sexuality.

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Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Do women and men have different brains? Here Anne Fausto-Sterling argues that the answers to these thorny questions lie as much in the realm of politics as they do in the world of science.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-449) and index.

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Anne Fausto-Sterling is professor of biology and medicine at Brown University.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780465077144
Author:
Fausto-Sterling, Anne
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Fausto-Sterling, Anne
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex (biology)
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Hermaphroditism
Subject:
Sex differentiation.
Subject:
Sex characteristics.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-870
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 18.5 oz

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This path-breaking study of gender and sexuality is the first to go beyond the nature/nurture debate to offer an alternate framework for considering questions of sex and sexuality.
"Synopsis" by , Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Do women and men have different brains? Here Anne Fausto-Sterling argues that the answers to these thorny questions lie as much in the realm of politics as they do in the world of science.
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