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Mysteries of SexTracing Women and Men through American History$
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Mary P. Ryan

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830628

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876688_ryan

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Introduction

Introduction

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Mysteries of Sex
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Mary P. Ryan

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876688_ryan.3

This book provides a critical understanding of the historical differentiation of women from men. It recounts the process whereby the distinction between male and female is created, adapted, and repeatedly recreated over the course of history. The book makes strategic and selective use of the evidence available in order to solve some specific mysteries of sex and mystifications of sex differentiation, past and present.

Keywords:   differentiation, men, women, sex, sex differentiation

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