ABSTRACT

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.

An interview with the author! WOMR - The Lowdown with Ira Wood - Sex an Gender Identity with Anne Fausto-Sterling: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/womr/.jukebox?action=viewMedia&mediaId=1025429

 

chapter Chapter 1|2 pages

A Genderless Future?

chapter Chapter 2|9 pages

Of Spirals and Layers

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

Of Molecules and Sex

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Of Hormones and Brains

chapter Chapter 6|29 pages

Thinking about Homosexuality

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

Thinking about Groups; Thinking About Individuals

chapter Chapter 8|3 pages

Pink and Blue Forever

chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

The Developmental Dynamics of Pink and Blue

chapter Chapter 10|5 pages

Epilogue: The Future of Gender (and Sex)