Sexing the Body

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ISBN: 9780786724338
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Number of pages: 496
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Sexing the Body in PDF and EPUB Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.


Sexing the Body

Filename: sexing-the-body.pdf
ISBN: 9780786724338
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Number of pages: 496
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Sexing the Body in PDF and EPUB Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.


Sexing the Body

Filename: sexing-the-body.pdf
ISBN: 0465077145
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 473
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Sexing the Body in PDF and EPUB Discusses the causes and determining factors of gender behavior differences and sexual identity, particularly biology and societal expectations, and argues that differences between male and female are not always distinct.


Sex gender

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ISBN: 9780415881456
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 142
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Sex gender in PDF and EPUB 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


Sexing the Cherry

Filename: sexing-the-cherry.pdf
ISBN: 9780676973488
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 151
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House of Canada Limited

Download and read online Sexing the Cherry in PDF and EPUB In the reign of Charles II, Jordan and his mother, the Dog-Woman, live on the banks of the stinking Thames, where they take in sights ranging from the first pineapple in London to Royalist heads on pikes. As a young man, Jordan leaves to travel the world, seeking wonder and knowledge, and learns that every journey conceals another within it.Sexing The Cherrycelebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perceptions of history and reality; love and sex; lies and truths; and the twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands.


Written On The Body

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ISBN: 9781448180264
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Written On The Body in PDF and EPUB Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille. I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story. I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.


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Sexing The Cherry

Filename: sexing-the-cherry.pdf
ISBN: 9781448114948
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Sexing The Cherry in PDF and EPUB Sexing the Cherry celebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perception of history and reality. It is a story about love and sex; lies and truths; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands. With a new introduction by the author 'A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy...needs to be read and re-read' The Times 'Read it and marvel. Jeanette Winterson's voice is startlingly original, and her imaginative feats are utterly dazzling' Cosmopolitan 'Her stories and characters levitate off the page into dancing life... A bold, bizarre and timely book' Independent 'Simple prose shows the subtlest of minds behind it, swift, confident and dazzling' Financial Times


Culture and the Senses

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ISBN: 052093654X
Release Date: 2003-01-09
Number of pages: 330
Author: Prof. Kathryn Geurts
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Culture and the Senses in PDF and EPUB Adding her stimulating and finely framed ethnography to recent work in the anthropology of the senses, Kathryn Geurts investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. Geurts discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo culture, where balance is a sense, and balancing (in a physical and psychological sense as well as in literal and metaphorical ways) is an essential component of what it means to be human. Much of perception falls into an Anlo category of seselelame (literally feel-feel-at-flesh-inside), in which what might be considered sensory input, including the Western sixth-sense notion of "intuition," comes from bodily feeling and the interior milieu. The kind of mind-body dichotomy that pervades Western European-Anglo American cultural traditions and philosophical thought is absent. Geurts relates how Anlo society privileges and elaborates what we would call kinesthesia, which most Americans would not even identify as a sense. After this nuanced exploration of an Anlo-Ewe theory of inner states and their way of delineating external experience, readers will never again take for granted the "naturalness" of sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell.


Myths Of Gender

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ISBN: 9780786723904
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Myths Of Gender in PDF and EPUB By carefully examining the biological, genetic, evolutionary, and psychological evidence, a noted biologist finds a shocking lack of substance behind ideas about biologically based sex differences. Features a new chapter and afterward on recent biological breakthroughs.


Imagining the Black Female Body

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ISBN: NWU:35556040905010
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Number of pages: 218
Author: Carol E. Henderson
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

Download and read online Imagining the Black Female Body in PDF and EPUB This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various “imaginings” of the black female body in print and visual culture. Offering an exploration of the continuities and discontinuities of subjectivity and agency, this collection reveals black women’s expressivity as a multilayered enterprise, liberating and similarly confining. Thus these representations in art, literature, and culture perform a delicate and challenging dance of redemption—a redemption necessary to flesh out the precarious dynamics of being black and female at the turn of this century. Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms.


Deviant Bodies

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ISBN: 025311635X
Release Date: 1995-12-22
Number of pages: 424
Author: Jennifer Terry
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Deviant Bodies in PDF and EPUB "... the papers in Deviant Bodies reveal an ongoing Western preoccupation with the sources of identity and human character." -- Times Literary Supplement "Highly recommended for cultural studies... " -- The Reader's Review "It would be useful for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of the body, the history and sociology of science and medicine, and women's studies courses, particularly those exploring the feminist critiques of science and medicine." -- Contemporary Sociology "... a powerful deconstruction of the scientific gaze in configuring bodily deviance as a means of legitimating the social order within multiple historical and social contexts.... the many excellent selections will make for compelling reading for students of medical anthropology and the history of science." American Anthropologist Deviant Bodies reveals that the "normal," "healthy" body is a fiction of science. Modern life sciences, medicine, and the popular perceptions they create have not merely observed and reported, they have constructed bodies: the homosexual body, the HIV-infected body, the infertile body, the deaf body, the colonized body, and the criminal body.


Sexing the Self

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ISBN: 9780415073554
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 189
Author: Elspeth Probyn
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Sexing the Self in PDF and EPUB Faced with the seemingly enormous difficulty of representing `others', many theorists working in Cultural Studies have been turning to themselves as a way of speaking about the personal. In Sexing the Self Elspeth Probyn tackles this question of the sex of the self, an issue of vital importance to feminists and yet neglected by feminist theory until now, to suggest that there are ways of using our gendered selves in order to speak and theorize non-essential but embodied selves. Arguing for `feminisms with attitude', Sexing the Self ranges across a wide range of theoretical strands, drawing upon a body of literature from early Cultural Studies to Anglo-American feminist literary criticism, from `identity debates' to Foucault's `care of the self'.


The Evolution of Sex Determination

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ISBN: 9780199657148
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 222
Author: Leo W. Beukeboom
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Evolution of Sex Determination in PDF and EPUB Sexual reproduction is a fundamental aspect of life. It is defined by the occurrence of meiosis and the fusion of two gametes of different sexes or mating types. Genetic mechanisms for the determination and differentiation of the two sexes are diverse and evolutionary labile. This book synthesises the contemporary literature on patterns and processes of sex determination evolution.


Sexing the Caribbean

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ISBN: 0415935040
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 272
Author: Kamala Kempadoo
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Sexing the Caribbean in PDF and EPUB This unprecedented work provides both the history of sex work in this region as well as an examination of current-day sex tourism. Based on interviews with sex workers, brothel owners, local residents and tourists, Kamala Kempadoo offers a vivid account of what life is like in the world of sex tourism as well as its entrenched roots in colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.