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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
Title remainder
nature, nurture, and the human future
Statement of responsibility
Frank Browning
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Frank 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. As he shares specific and engaging human stories, he also 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. 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 oneis 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. Just visible on the horizon is a world of gender and sexual fluidity that will remake our world in fundamental ways. 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"--
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1946-
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Browning, Frank
Dewey number
305.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex (Biology)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BK0017560912
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781620406199
Lccn
2015050790
Label
The fate of gender : nature, nurture, and the human future, Frank Browning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BK0017560912
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781620406199
Lccn
2015050790

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