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Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex

Author: Alice Domurat Dreger
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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"Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex takes us inside the doctors' chambers to see how and why medical and scientific men construed sex, gender, and sexuality as they did, and especially how the material conformation of hermaphroditic bodies - when combined with social exigencies - forced peculiar constructions. Throughout the book Dreger indicates how this history can help us to understand present-day  Read more...
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Dreger, Alice Domurat.
Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97040487
(OCoLC)37608323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Domurat Dreger
ISBN: 9780674034334 0674034333
OCLC Number: 608877512
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: * Acknowledgments * Prologue: But My Good Woman, You Are a Man! * Doubtful Sex * Doubtful Status * In Search of the Veritable Vulva * Hermaphrodites in Love * The Age of Gonads * Epilogue: Categorical Imperatives * Notes * Index
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Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them in late 19th-century  Read more...

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