Sex, Gender and Society

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Mar 28, 2015 - Social Science - 170 pages
What are the differences between the sexes? That is the question that Ann Oakley set out to answer in this pioneering study, now established as a classic in the field. Now newly reissued with a substantial introduction which highlights its continuing relevance, this work will continue to inform and shape dialogues around sex and gender for a new generation of scholars and students.
 

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Contents

introduction to 1972 edition
17
the Biology of Sex
23
Sex and Personality
43
Sex and intellect
63
Sexuality
77
Sex and Social role
97
Sex and Gender
115
the learning of Gender roles
125
the Future of Sex differences
137
References to New Introduction
151
Index
169
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About the author (2015)

Ann Oakley is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, UK. She is the author of The Sociology of Housework, From Here to Maternity, The Captured Womb, Gender on Planet Earth and many other works, including fiction.

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