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Sex, Gender, and Science by M. Hird


Sex, Gender, and Science by M. Hird

In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to 'sex', sex 'differences' and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of 'sex' are based less upon understanding material sex differences, than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for a feminist engagement with scientific debate that embraces the diversity and complexity of nature.


'...the wealth of informatin presented invaluable to those grappling with the social construction of 'sex'

'sex differences' is refreshing to read research that has 'gone back'
to the body and recognized its genetic and material realities

.' - Danny Beusch, Sociology (British Sociological Association)

About the Author

MYRA J. HIRD is Queen's National Scholar and Associate Professor in Sociology at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. She is the author of several articles on new materialism, sexual difference, intersex and trans. She is also the author of Women, Men and Violence: From Childhood to Adulthood, and co-editor (with George C. Pavlich) of Sociology for the Asking.

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Publication date

5th November 2004


M. Hird

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


197 pages


Gender studies, gender groups
History of ideas
Feminism & feminist theory
Biology, life sciences



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