Gender Studies | Explaining Sex/Gender Differences
G335 | 2475 | Stephanie Sanders


Explaining Sex/Gender Differences focuses on the development of
gender-differentiated behavior, comparing biological and social
factors creating them.  Biological theories regarding sexually
differentiated behavior and sexed bodies are compared with
sociological and cultural theories of gender, identities, and
performances.  Social and cultural forces that magnify, minimize, or
subvert the expression of behavioral sex differences, dichotomizing
gender into masculine and feminine types, receive particular scrutiny,
before a consideration of alternative models for conceptualizing
gender.