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Sexing the body : gender politics and the construction of sexuality

Anne Fausto-Sterling (Author)
"In this brilliant and provocative classic, the distinguished feminist scholar Anne Fausto-Sterling argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex and gender is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced. Drawing on illuminating real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. Now with a new preface and final chapter considering the many scientific and political developments of the last two decades, Sexing the Body is an indispensable and revolutionary look at how biology, society, and history together determine sexual difference"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
Second paperback edition, Updated edition View all formats and editions
Basic Books, New York, NY, 2020
xi, 594 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781541672895, 1541672895
Dueling dualisms
"The sexe which prevaileth"
Of gender and genitals : the use and abuse of the modern intersexual
Should there be only two sexes?
Sexing the brain : how biologists make a difference
Sex glands, hormones, and gender chemistry
Do sex hormones really exist? (gender becomes chemical)
The rodent's tale
Gender systems : toward a theory of human sexuality
A sea of gender