Hermaphroditism, Medical Science And Sexual Identity In Spain, 1850-1960 - Richard Cleminson
University of Wales Press (2009)
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Gender Identity - History - Spain, Intersex People - Social Conditions - Spain, Intersexuality - History - Spain

How did Spanish doctors conceptualize persons believed to be a mix of the male and female genders during the period of 1850-1960? Such persons disrupted gendered and sexual givens, and from a legal and medical standpoint, required examination and determination according to their true sex in order to permit marriage, inheritance, and a "normal" social life. This volume charts the changing medical discourse on the "hermaphrodite" or "intersex" persons as the interrelationship between the body, biological sex, and gender was constantly reassessed and rewritten, making this the first major study of Spanish hermaphroditism for the period and an important contribution to the growing interest in this subject worldwide.

Product Details
LoC Classification RC883 .C54 2009
Dewey 616.69400946090
No. of Pages 270
Height x Width 230 x 140 mm