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Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Science and Medicine

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How does contemporary science contribute to our understanding about what it means to be women or men? What are the social implications of scientific claims about differences between "male" and "female" brains, hormones, and genes? How does culture influence scientific and medical research and its findings about human sexuality, especially so-called normal and deviant ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Rutgers University Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Zawn Villines
Books on the sociology and philosophy of science always seem to get reviews based upon the political/scientific ideology of the reviewer. Agree? 5 stars. Disagree? One star. So I want to be clear that I agree with the authors of the book that science is an inherently social endeavor, that scientific experiments should be well-constructed, that correlation does not equal causation, and that the framing of an experiment matters. These things are absolutely basic and all intelligent people agree ...more
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