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Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology (Reprint) (Paperback)

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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.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Social Science, Science
Series Title: Crossroads of Knowledge
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2016
TCIN: 51716383
UPC: 9783319348810
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-1767

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