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The Resource The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning

The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning

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The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future
Title
The fate of gender
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nature, nurture, and the human future
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Frank Browning
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Language
eng
Summary
Starting with Simone de Beauvoir's world-famous observation that one is not born a woman but instead becomes a woman, Browning goes on to show equally that no one is born a man but learns how to perform as a man, and that there is no fixed way of being masculine or feminine. Increasingly, the categories of "male" and "female" and even "gay" and "straight" seem old-fashioned and reductive. Linking science to culture and behavior, and delving into the lives of individuals challenging historic notions, Browning questions the traditional division of Nature vs. Nurture in everything from plant science to sexual expression, arguing in the end that life consists of an endless waltz between these two ancient notions
Summary
Browning takes us into human gender geographies around the world, from gender-neutral kindergartens in Chicago and Oslo to femminielli weather casters in Naples, from conservative Catholics in Paris fearful of God and Nature to transsexual Mormon parents in Utah. Along the way he elucidates the neuroscience that distinguishes male and female biology, shows us how all parents' brains change during the first weeks of parenthood, and finally how men's and women's responses to age differ worldwide based not on biology but on their earlier life habits
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Tone
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10494675
Cataloging source
YDX
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1946-
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Browning, Frank
Dewey number
305.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sex role
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
Target audience
adult
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nature, nurture, and the human future
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The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning
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Copyright
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First published 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000060012147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632867568
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957022608
Label
The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) 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
Control code
000060012147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781632867568
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957022608

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