<span style="color:red">Sexing the Body - Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality</span>
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
English | PDF | 488 pages | 23.2 MB
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...