Sex, Gender, and Science

  • Myra J. Hird

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-197

About this book


In Sex, Gender and Science , Myra Hird outlines the social study of science and nature, specifically in relation to 'sex', sex 'differences' and sexuality. She examines how Western understandings of 'sex' are based less upon understanding material sex differences, than on a discourse that emphasizes sex dichotomy over sex diversity and argues for a feminist engagement with scientific debate that embraces the diversity and complexity of nature.


animals biology gender sex sexuality women

Authors and affiliations

  • Myra J. Hird
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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