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By Malin Ah-King

This edited quantity demanding situations well known notions of intercourse, gender and biology and contours foreign, trans-disciplinary examine. The booklet starts off with an exploration of supposedly ‘natural’ sexual modifications, then seems to be at learn in evolutionary biology and examines themes comparable to gender stereotypes in humans.

The first chapters discover vital questions: What are the basic intercourse transformations? How do genes and hormones impression an individual’s intercourse? next chapters difficulty issues together with: intercourse stereotypes within the box of sexual clash, how the point of interest on genes in evolutionary biology disregards different technique of inheritance, and the advance of Darwin's thought of intercourse differences.

The final 3 chapters examine people, discussing: an interdisciplinary method of the evolution of intercourse changes in physique top, organic as opposed to social positive views at the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments within the present political debate on paternity depart in Norway.

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