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Biopolitics and Gender

1st Edition

By Meredith W Watts Jr

Routledge

220 pages

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pub: 1984-01-01
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Description

Here is an important book for social scientists interested in the influence of gender on certain types of behavior. Several perspectives are presented on the general topic of biopolitics and gender, including the points of view of brain science, endocrinology, ethology, psychophysiology, and such conventional interests as political attitudes, socialization, participation, social structure, and political hierarchy. The varied and provocative ideas explored in this volume will broaden discussions of gender beyond an exclusive focus on sex links to oppression and discrimination.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: Biopolitics and Gender

  • Biology, Gender, and Politics: An Assessment and Critique
  • Political Ideology, Sociobiology, and the U.S. Women’s Rights Movement
  • The Biopolitics of Sex: Gender, Genetics, and Epigenetics
  • Sex, Endocrines, and Political Behavior
  • Power Structures and Perceptions of Power Holders in Same-sex Groups of Young Children
  • Explaining “Male Chauvanism” and “Feminism”: Cultural Differences in Male and Female Reproductive Strategies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL029000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies