Crossroads of Knowledge

Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology

Editors: Ah-King, Malin (Ed.)

  • Gives insights into the complexity and variety of notions of sex, gender and biology
  • Enables an understanding of biology that goes beyond popular conceptions of sex differences
  • Presents international research on current topics of debate, written in an accessible form
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About this book

This edited volume challenges popular notions of sex, gender and biology and features international, trans-disciplinary research. The book begins with an exploration of supposedly ‘natural’ sexual differences, then looks at research in evolutionary biology and examines topics such as gender stereotypes in humans.

The first chapters explore important questions: What are the fundamental sex differences? How do genes and hormones influence an individual’s sex? Subsequent chapters concern topics including: sex stereotypes in the field of sexual conflict, how the focus on genes in evolutionary biology disregards other means of inheritance, and the development of Darwin's theory of sex differences.

The last three chapters look at humans, discussing: an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of sex differences in body height, biological versus social constructive perspectives on the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments in the current political debate on paternity leave in Norway.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ah-King, Malin

    Pages 1-8

  • Fundamental Differences Between Females and Males?

    Gorelick, Root (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Genes and Hormones: What Make Up an Individual’s Sex

    Crocetti, Daniela

    Pages 23-32

  • Sexual Conflict and the Dilemma of Stereotyping the Sexes

    Madjidian, Josefin A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • Sex, Gender, and Evolution Beyond Genes

    Drury, Jonathan P.

    Pages 43-52

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01979-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01978-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34881-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology
Editors
  • Malin Ah-King
Series Title
Crossroads of Knowledge
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01979-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01979-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01978-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34881-0
Series ISSN
2197-9634
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 104
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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