File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/97-04-21.135, message 75

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 08:29:45 -0500
Subject: M-I: "exploding the gene (and hormone) myth"

Hello all:

I hope this message finds you all well.  Andrew Wayne Austin cited
a few books to check out regarding generalities about what is "female"
and what is "male", what factors make females and males, and the
often crude genetic determinism that goes into these explanations.  I
would add to his list of sources to check out: Ruth Hubbard's
"Exploding the Gene Myth", a recent book by Robert Sapolsky (I think
called "The Trouble with Testosterone" -- at least that was the title
of a recent article by him in Discover magazine), Stephen Jay Gould's
"The Mismeasure of Man", and pretty much anything by Susan Oyama
or Richard Lewontin.

In solidarity,


Todd M. Freeberg                   Dept. of Biology
Indiana University                       Jordan Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405          (812)855-0511

"...language, like blood, is a living thing that
proceeds forward in time."
                -- Andrei Codrescu
"...language is both a living thing and a museum
of fossils of life and past civilizations."
                -- Antonio Gramsci

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