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Making Sex

Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

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PAPERBACK

$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674543553

Publication Date: 02/01/1992

Short

336 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

66 halftones

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[Making Sex is] a brilliant documentation of difference between the one-sex and two-sex models…presenting a simple theme with broad and cascading implications… I didn’t need Laqueur to teach me that sex was interesting, but now I have a broader base for this greatest of certainties.—Stephen Jay Gould, The New York Review of Books

[Laqueur] gives us an excellent sense of how our predecessors, including physicians and scientists, thought about the anatomy that fascinates every schoolchild… No one can doubt, after reading this book, that our notions of masculinity or femininity have been imposed on what are supposed to be objective biological observations.—Melvin Konner, The New York Times Book Review

[In this] challenging analysis of our ideas on gender…Laqueur shows how radically our consciousness of ourselves, our bodies, our sex has changed over the centuries. The categories we think of as most basic turn out to be mutable… And in this transformation, Laqueur emphasises, social changes were as crucial as medical teachings.—Roy Porter, The Independent

Awards & Accolades

  • Thomas Laqueur Is Recipient of the 2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award
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