Fausto-Sterling arbeitet das Thema Gender sehr weitgreifend und gut recherchiert auf. Obwohl recht wissenschaftlich ist es äußerst spannend. Ein großer Teil des Buches sind allerdings Vermerke und Quellen.
a very informative and well-written book. It's written in an easy-to-understand way, with a huge notes-part. Logically moving through the history of understanding body and making sexed bodies. With interesting starting and thinking points for seeing medicine and sexual bodies in a different way.
This book is wonderful. Fausto-Sterling does not take sides on the essentialism and constructivism. She argues that biology does matter in determining one's sexual orientation, but at the same time, culture plays a central role as well. In other words, culture and biology interact with one another, in a complicated fashion. It 's an interaction that is dialectical, rather than linear. The author skillfully weaves scientific knowledge with politics and history in a accessable language. Unlike many scientists,whose arguements tend to be ahistorical, she takes into account of history in building her arguements. This work will be interesting for both the scientifically inclined and the theoretically inclined.
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In this new book, Anne Fausto-Sterling discusses myriad topics on the subjects of sex and gender. Using such issues as intersexuals, hormones, and genitals, Fausto-Sterling explains the relationship between science, medicine, and society. This is a wonderful work for people interested in the topics of sex and gender in society.