Sex, Gender, and Science

by M. Hird

Sex, Gender, and Science Synopsis

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.

Sex, Gender, and Science Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403921772
Publication date: 1st November 2004
Author: M. Hird
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 197 pages
Categories: Gender studies, gender groups, History of ideas, Feminism & feminist theory, Biology, life sciences,

About M. Hird

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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