Beyond the Binary: Thinking About Sex and Gender

Beyond the Binary Thinking About Sex and Gender How many sexes are there What is the relationship between sex and gender Is gender a product of nature or nurture or both In Beyond the Binary Shannon Dea addresses these questions while introducin

  • Title: Beyond the Binary: Thinking About Sex and Gender
  • Author: Shannon Dea
  • ISBN: 9781554812837
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • How many sexes are there What is the relationship between sex and gender Is gender a product of nature, or nurture, or both In Beyond the Binary, Shannon Dea addresses these questions while introducing readers to evidence and theoretical perspectives from a range of cultures and disciplines, and from sources spanning three millennia Dea s central emphasis is the relatiHow many sexes are there What is the relationship between sex and gender Is gender a product of nature, or nurture, or both In Beyond the Binary, Shannon Dea addresses these questions while introducing readers to evidence and theoretical perspectives from a range of cultures and disciplines, and from sources spanning three millennia Dea s central emphasis is the relationship between gender, understood as a psycho socio cultural category, and sex, understood as a type of physiologicalclassifi cation One of the abiding lessons conveyed within is that questions about sex and gender are not new products of modern Western culture they have been discussed for centuries and across many traditions by some of the greatest thinkers of history Excerpts and examples from historical and contemporary sources are included throughout, as are a number of illustrations demonstrating varied depictions of human anatomy from different cultures and contexts Dea s pluralistic and historically informed approach offers readers a timely background to current debates about sex and gender in the media, health sciences, and public policy.

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    1. I really like this book, more than I thought I would. Although it presented some truly odd ideas (those of Irigaray and that of 'neurofeminism', at least as presented in the book), I feel like it made a positive contribution to my mental framework regarding sex and gender issues. My only gripe is that it seems to deal with issues in a superficial way, which may be out of necessity and/or its target audience.

    2. This is a great book! It is very easy to read. I loved its up to date references, such as Caitlyn Jenner. The author does an excellent job of concisely summarizing books & articles on the topic, so that one gets the point of these different scholars' contributions. I love the annotated bibliography and list of terms at the end of the book. It also has discussion questions at the end of each chapter! A great text to add to women's studies or queer studies.

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