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.
|Publication date:||1st November 2004|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA|
|Categories:||Gender studies, gender groups, History of ideas, Feminism & feminist theory, Biology, life sciences,|
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.More About M. Hird