Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology by Malin Ah-King PDF

By Malin Ah-King

This edited quantity demanding situations renowned notions of intercourse, gender and biology and contours foreign, trans-disciplinary study. The publication starts off with an exploration of supposedly ‘natural’ sexual adjustments, then appears at learn in evolutionary biology and examines subject matters reminiscent of gender stereotypes in humans.

The first chapters discover vital questions: What are the basic intercourse transformations? How do genes and hormones impact an individual’s intercourse? next chapters obstacle themes together with: intercourse stereotypes within the box of sexual clash, how the focal point on genes in evolutionary biology disregards different technique of inheritance, and the improvement of Darwin's concept of intercourse differences.

The final 3 chapters examine people, discussing: an interdisciplinary method of the evolution of intercourse modifications in physique top, organic as opposed to social optimistic views at the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments within the present political debate on paternity depart in Norway.

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