Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

EditorRobyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson, Heidi Lene Maibom

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Going beyond the hype of recent fMRI "findings," this interdisciplinary collection examines such questions as: Do women and men have significantly different brains? Do women empathize, while men systematize? Is there a "feminine" ethics? What does brain research on intersex conditions tell us about sex and gender?

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Going beyond the hype of recent fMRI "findings," this interdisciplinary collection examines such questions as: Do women and men have significantly different brains? Do women empathize, while men systematize? Is there a "feminine" ethics? What does brain research on intersex conditions tell us about sex and gender?

ROBYN BLUHM is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at Old Dominion University, USA. Her research examines philosophical issues in medicine and psychiatry, with a particular focus on the relationship between ethical and epistemological questions arising in medical research or...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Bluhm, A.J.Jacobson&H.Maibom
The Politics of Pictured Reality: Locating the Object from Nowhere in fMRI; L.Meynell
What, If Anything, Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Gender Differences?; G.Hoffman
In a Different Voice?; H.Maibom
The Role of Fetal Testosterone in the Development of 'The Essential Difference' Between the Sexes: Some Essential Issues; G.Grossi&C.Fine
Hardwired for Sexism? Approaches to Sex/Gender in Neuroscience; R.M.Jordan-Young&R.I.Rumiati
Re-Queering the Brain; A.Kaiser&I.Dussauge
Situated Neuroscience: Exploring Biologies of Diversity; G.Einstein
Cosmopolitics and the Brain: The Co-Becoming of Practices in Feminism and Neuroscience; D.Roy
Beyond Neurosexism: Is it Possible to Defend the Female Brain?; R.Bluhm
Seeing as a Social Phenomenon: Feminist Theory and the Cognitive Sciences; A.J.Jacobson
Linking Neuroscience, Medicine, Gender and Society through Controversy and Conflict Analysis: A 'Dissensus Framework' for Feminist/Queer Brain Science Studies; C.Kraus
Index