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
Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, is a leading expert on the development of gender identity as well as the biology of gender. Her latest research analyzes the emergence of behavioral differences between the sexes in early childhood. She is the author of two earlier books: Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men (Basic, 1993) and Sexing the Body: gender politics and the construction of sexuality (Basic, 2000).
Chapter 1: A Genderless Future? Chapter 2: Of Spirals and Layers. Chapter 3: Of Molecules and Sex. Chapter 4: Of Hormones and Brains. Chapter Five: Am I a Boy or a Girl?-- The Emergence of Gender Identity. Chapter 6: Thinking about Homosexuality. Chapter 7: Thinking about Groups; Thinking about Individuals. Chapter 8: Pink and Blue Forever. Chapter 9: The Developmental Dynamics of Pink and Blue. Chapter 10: Epilogue:The Future of Gender (and Sex).