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The Riddle of Gender

Paperback $17.00

Feb 14, 2006 | 400 Pages

Ebook $12.99

Jul 29, 2009

  • Paperback $17.00

    Feb 14, 2006 | 400 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Jul 29, 2009

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“Sympathetic and well-researched. . . . Lively enough to be a good introduction for the educated lay reader and documented enough for the scholar.” –Publishers Weekly

“Amazing! This is the long-awaited fusion of science, criticism, and compassion that scholars of gender–and everybody else–have been waiting for. The Riddle of Gender is meticulous, funny, brilliant, and readable. . . . Not just for those interested in the enigmas of sex and gender, but for those interested in the universal mystery of how we become ourselves.” –Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders

Table Of Contents


The Hands of God
Conversation with Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.

Through Science to Justice
Conversation with Susan Stryker, Ph.D.

The Bombshell
Conversation with Aleshia Brevard

Men and Women, Boys and Girls
Conversation with Chelsea Goodwin and Rusty Mae Moore, Ph.D.

Liberating the Rainbow
Conversation with Tom Kennard

Childhood, Interrupted
Conversation with Dana Beyer, M.D.

Fear of a Pink Planet
Conversation with Joanna Clark

Answering the Riddle

Two Years Later: Afterword to the Anchor Books Edition

Selected Bibliography

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