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ERIC Number: EJ1004815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Not Your Grandma's Genetics: Some Theoretical Notes
Fausto-Sterling, Anne
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v36 n4 p411-418 Dec 2012
The author's goal in this comment is not only to build on the Salk and Hyde (2012) exhortation but also to shape it toward certain kinds of developmental/genetic theory and away from others. She has several priorities: (a) to emphasize best practices in empirically defensible, nonreductive biology, (b) to provide feminist (and other) biologists with ways of understanding organisms and behavior in a social and environmental context, and thus (c) to guide both biological and psychological researchers toward planning more informative empirical studies. Feminist psychologists Rachel Salk and Janet Hyde call on gender researchers to think about genetic contributions to behavior. They want gender researchers to consider, in teaching and in research, a new view of genes as active collaborators with the environment in the production of behavior. To this end, they provide a kind of primer to contemporary genetics, which has, indeed, changed a great deal since a series of feminist critiques with the rubric "Genes and Gender" appeared starting in the late 1970s. (Contains 1 table and 7 figures.)
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Language: English
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