Biology = Destiny
August 8, 2010 2:25 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting?
posted by arcticwoman to education (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am teaching a low-level sociology course in gender very soon and am in a bind with regards to covering the biological and psychological perspectives. Most soci books I've found are horrifyingly biased when it comes to biology and psychology and I want to cover these topics fairly.
I would like a readable book chapter or article (maybe from an intro bio or psych text?) that glances from early history (aka, education shrinks women's ovaries) to current thought, maybe going into the determinants of biological sex (hormones, chromosomes, genitalia) and the biological theories of how sex shapes gender.
Whatever the text doesn't cover I can do myself in lecture, but I figure there has to be a decent version of the standard "Biological perspectives on gender" chapter somewhere. Do you know where?