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Messengers of sex : hormones, biomedicine, and feminism

Author: Celia Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences.
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Since the early 20th century, hormones have commonly been understood as 'messengers of sex'. They are seen as essential to the development & functioning of healthy reproductive male & female bodies. In this book, Celia Roberts analyses the multiple ways in which sex hormones have come to matter to us today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roberts, Celia, 1968-
Messengers of sex.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008270440
(OCoLC)149011727
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Roberts
ISBN: 9780511342769 0511342764 051134113X 9780511341137
OCLC Number: 667096329
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Feminism, bodies and biological sex; Part I. Hormone Histories: 1. Folding hormonal histories of sex; Part II. Hormonal Bodies: 2. Articulating endocrinology's body; 3. Activating sexed behaviours; Part III. Hormone Cultures: 4. Elixirs of sex: hormone-replacement therapies and contemporary life; 5. The messaging effects of HRT; 6. Hormones in the world; Conclusion: Hormones as provocation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences.
Responsibility: Celia Roberts.
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