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The Resource Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society, Cordelia Fine

Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society, Cordelia Fine

Label
Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society
Title
Testosterone rex
Title remainder
myths of sex, science, and society
Statement of responsibility
Cordelia Fine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in human development. According to this overly familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures--women are more cautious and parenting-focused, while men seek status to attract more mates. In each succeeding generation, sex hormones and male and female brains are thought to continue to reinforce these unbreachable distinctions, making for entrenched inequalities in modern society. In Testosterone Rex, psychologist Cordelia Fine wittily explains why past and present sex roles are only serving suggestions for the future, revealing a much more dynamic situation through an entertaining and well-documented exploration of the latest research that draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy. She uses stories from daily life, scientific research, and common sense to break through the din of cultural assumptions. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity; the presumed, built-in preferences of each sex, from toys to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads. Moving beyond the old "nature versus nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex disproves ingrained myths and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes' full, human potential."--Dust jacket
Summary
The acclaimed author of Delusions of Gender challenges conventional beliefs about evolutionary factors that are used to justify gender politics, outlining lively arguments against cultural stereotypes, in a call for a more equal society that recognizes the potential of both sexes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2017
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10548600
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fine, Cordelia
Dewey number
155.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF692
LC item number
.F525 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory
Target audience
adult
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myths of sex, science, and society
Label
Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society, Cordelia Fine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flies of fancy -- One hundred babies? -- A new position on sex -- Why can't a woman be more like a man? -- Skydiving wallflowers -- The hormonal essence of the T-rex? -- The myth of the Lehman sisters -- Vale rex
Control code
ocn951070706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780393082081
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016031608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026882920
System control number
(OCoLC)951070706
Label
Testosterone rex : myths of sex, science, and society, Cordelia Fine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flies of fancy -- One hundred babies? -- A new position on sex -- Why can't a woman be more like a man? -- Skydiving wallflowers -- The hormonal essence of the T-rex? -- The myth of the Lehman sisters -- Vale rex
Control code
ocn951070706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780393082081
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016031608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026882920
System control number
(OCoLC)951070706

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