Delusions of Gender How Our Minds Society and Neurosexism Create Difference

. Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed ...

Delusions of Gender  How Our Minds  Society  and Neurosexism Create Difference

Delusions of Gender How Our Minds Society and Neurosexism Create Difference

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo. Women, it seems, are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for housework. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender. Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different—a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Cordelia Fine
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-30 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though
Delusions of Gender
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Cordelia Fine
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-01 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

‘Fun, droll yet deeply serious.’ New Scientist ‘A brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences ... Read her, enjoy and learn.’ Hilary Rose, THES ‘A witty and meticulously researched exposé of the sloppy studies that pass for scientific evidence in so many of today’s bestselling books on sex differences.’ Carol Tavris,
Delusions of Gender
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Evander Luther
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-29 - Publisher:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference is a book by Cordelia Fine published in 2010 which criticizes current evidence for innate biological differences between men
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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Wendy Langford
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

This book looks at how heterosexual relationships really work. Author?? argues that the process of falling in love is just a brief holiday from the gender roles which quickly reassert themselves in their old forms. Topics covered include romantic love, the problem of desire and the trouble with love.
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Pages: 256
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Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Icon Books

WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE What the judges said: 'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias ... an important, yet wickedly witty, book.' 'Fine's entertaining and thoughtful book is a valuable addition to the discussion about gender.' Ian Critchley, Sunday

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