Why is it that some people experience such dissonance between their biological sex and their inner identity? Is gender something we are or something we do? Are the traditional binary male and female gender roles relevant in an increasingly fluid and flexible world?
This perceptive, stimulating volume assesses the connections between gender, psychology, culture and sexuality, and reveals how individual and social attitudes have evolved over the centuries.
'Crams so much detail into one book … while never feeling like an academic text. Frankly, all non-fiction books should be this gorgeously illustrated … this may well be the first book on gender that’s also a coffee table book'
'A kind of choose-your-own-adventure using fonts: paragraphs are set in type of differing sizes depending on their importance'