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

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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.


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.


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

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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


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Written On The Body

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ISBN: 9780307363640
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage Canada

Download and read online Written On The Body in PDF and EPUB The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Sexing the Cherry

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ISBN: 0802198708
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Sexing the Cherry in PDF and EPUB In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world’s most curious oddities come from his own mind. Winterson leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan’s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that shoots the reader from epiphany to shimmering epiphany.


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'.


Myths of Gender

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ISBN: 0465047920
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 310
Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Myths of Gender in PDF and EPUB An eminent biologist debates claims that differences in male-female behavior and abilities are based on innate biological and hormonal deviations and offers a new alternative theory based on social and political factors


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.


The Brain s Body

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ISBN: 9780822374374
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Number of pages: 192
Author: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online The Brain s Body in PDF and EPUB In The Brain's Body Victoria Pitts-Taylor brings feminist and critical theory to bear on new development in neuroscience to demonstrate how power and inequality are materially and symbolically entangled with neurobiological bodies. Pitts-Taylor is interested in how the brain interacts with and is impacted by social structures, especially in regard to race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability, as well as how those social structures shape neuroscientific knowledge. Pointing out that some brain scientists have not fully abandoned reductionist or determinist explanations of neurobiology, Pitts-Taylor moves beyond debates over nature and nurture to address the politics of plastic, biosocial brains. She highlights the potential of research into poverty's effects on the brain to reinforce certain notions of poor subjects and to justify particular forms of governance, while her queer critique of kinship research demonstrates the limitations of hypotheses based on heteronormative assumptions. In her exploration of the embodied mind and the "embrained" body, Pitts-Taylor highlights the inextricability of nature and culture and shows why using feminist and queer thought is essential to understanding the biosociality of the brain.


Nature s Body

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ISBN: 081353531X
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 289
Author: Londa L. Schiebinger
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Nature s Body in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1995 "Schiebinger lays bare the cultural narratives that mix so easily with science. They are at the same time hilarious and eerie, silly and profoundly disturbing. Schiebinger is brilliant in showing how tales of gender and race are told in other guises."--Thomas Laqueur, author of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud "[Nature's Body] is so wonderfully humorous and is done with such careful attention to detail, the reader cannot help but see the profound implications of the history of science for modern science. Indispensable for all anthropologists, historians, philosophers, and practitioners of science."--Emily Martin, author of The Woman in the Body Eighteenth-century natural historians created a peculiar, and peculiarly durable, vision of nature--one that embodied the sexual and racial tensions of that era. When plants were found to reproduce sexually, eighteenth-century botanists ascribed to them passionate relations, polyandrous marriages, and suicidal incest, and accounts of steamy plant sex began to infiltrate the botanical literature of the day. Naturalists also turned their attention to the great apes just becoming known to eighteenth-century Europeans, clothing the females in silk vestments and training them to sip tea with the modest demeanor of English matrons, while imagining the males of the species fully capable of ravishing women. Written with humor and meticulous detail, Nature's Body draws on these and other examples to uncover the ways in which assumptions about gender, sex, and race have shaped scientific explanations of nature. Schiebinger offers a rich cultural history of science and a timely and passionate argument that science must be restructured in order to get it right.


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.


Sexing the Mind

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ISBN: 0801480833
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 307
Author: Evelyne Ender
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online Sexing the Mind in PDF and EPUB Sexing the Mind looks at scenes of hysteria in works by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, and Henry James, as well as in the writings of Sigmund Freud, showing how these texts represent distinctive attempts to break loose from erotic, political, and epistemological models of Victorian masculinity and femininity. Through her approach, which is both closely textual (reading against the grain in psychoanalytic and feminist fashion) and historical (retracing in medical and literary texts the manifestations of hysteria), Ender uncovers a series of discursive structures that "engender" the modern subject. Her book probes the interplay of writing, subjectivity, and sexual identity, and succeeds in showing how the nineteenth-century view of hysteria, from Sand to the early Freud, displays the competing claims of male/female consciousness.