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The Resource Unnatural selection : Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men

Unnatural selection : Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men

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Unnatural selection : Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Title
Unnatural selection
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Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
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Mara Hvistendahl
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Language
eng
Summary
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
Summary
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in whichthere have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
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10009976
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BT
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Hvistendahl, Mara
Dewey number
304.66
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Birth control
  • Demographic transition
  • Sex determination, Genetic
  • Sex discrimination against women
Target audience
adult
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choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
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Unnatural selection : Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One "Everyone Has Boys Now" -- ch. One The Demographer -- ch. Two The Parent -- ch. Three The Economist -- ch. Four The Doctor -- ch. Five The Imperialist -- pt. Two A Great Idea -- ch. Six The Student -- ch. Seven The Doomsayer -- ch. Eight The Geneticist -- ch. Nine The General -- ch. Ten The Feminist -- pt. Three The Womanless World -- ch. Eleven The Bride -- ch. Twelve The Prostitute -- ch. Thirteen The Bachelor -- ch. Fourteen The World -- ch. Fifteen The Baby
Control code
000049108793
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781610391511
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Unnatural selection : Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One "Everyone Has Boys Now" -- ch. One The Demographer -- ch. Two The Parent -- ch. Three The Economist -- ch. Four The Doctor -- ch. Five The Imperialist -- pt. Two A Great Idea -- ch. Six The Student -- ch. Seven The Doomsayer -- ch. Eight The Geneticist -- ch. Nine The General -- ch. Ten The Feminist -- pt. Three The Womanless World -- ch. Eleven The Bride -- ch. Twelve The Prostitute -- ch. Thirteen The Bachelor -- ch. Fourteen The World -- ch. Fifteen The Baby
Control code
000049108793
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781610391511
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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