Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?, Anne Fausto-Sterling

Published on 18 February par Institut du genre

Conference given by Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor Emerita at Brown University

How do sex, gender and sexualities develop? Usually people construct their answer in terms of oppositions: social vs non-social, nature vs nurture, biology versus culture. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor Emerita of biology and gender studies, wants to introduce a new vision, in which we view sex, gender, and sexual orientation as intertwined features of both bodies and cultures, without demanding that we choose one over the other.

As the leading expert in biology and gender development, Anne Fausto-Sterling views the features of human existence as ongoing processes rather than fixed traits. She introduces some of the processes by which traits such as gender and orientation become physical parts of the body, weaving together ideas and insights from the fields of phenomenology, the dynamic systems of infant development, and embodied cognition. By focusing on infancy and toddlerhood, she emphasizes development, or coming into being.

Wednesday, 6 March | 6:30 pm | U300
Uni Dufour, 24 rue Général-Dufour

More informations->https://www.unige.ch/ssi/tuiles/conference-pr-anne-fausto-sterling/]