Roberts, C. M. (2003) Drowning in a Sea of Estrogens: sex hormones, sexual reproduction and sex. Sexualities, 6 (2). pp. 195-213. ISSN 1461-7382Full text not available from this repository.
Contemporary life is taking its toll on sex, according to scientific, environmental and pop-scientific literature. Both women and men are being overwhelmed with estrogens and hormonally active chemicals in their environments - in water, plastics, and food. Such `estrogenization' produces interesting questions about the `nature' of sex, gender and reproduction, and their relations to each other. This paper critically juxtaposes contemporary discourses on estrogenization with feminist work on sex, gender and reproduction. It asks: How might a feminist theorizing of the body take on questions about sex hormones without essentializing sex or reproduction, or underestimating their relevance as biological actors in the production of sex?
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sexualities|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Sociology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||endocrinology • feminism • reproduction • sex • sex hormones|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2008 16:42|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2016 00:01|
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