Delusions of Gender

Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2011
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Synopsis

THE BRILLIANT AND HUGELY INFLUENTIAL BOOK BY THE WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOKS PRIZE

'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, TLS

Gender inequalities are increasingly defended by citing hard-wired differences between the male and female brain. That's why, we're told, there are so few women in science, so few men in the laundry room - different brains are just suited to different things.

With sparkling wit and humour, Cordelia Fine attacks this 'neurosexism', revealing the mind's remarkable plasticity, the substantial influence of culture on identity, and the malleability of what we consider to be 'hardwired' difference.

This modern classic shows the surprising extent to which boys and girls, men and women are made - not born.

  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781848312203
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Delusions of Gender
Brilliant, funny debunking of sexist stereotyping
What a fantastic book, it should be compulsory reading for parents, teachers, politicians, employers..everyone really. In a very funny and readable style, ... READ MORE
lyracat
Delusions of Gender
Fantastic: interesting, informative and though provoking
An excellent, well researched and referenced book written in accessible language. I would recommend this to anyone.
Kirsten McIntosh
Delusions of Gender
Essential critique of the Men are from Mars...' nonsense
A combative and often entertaining read which sets out to debunk the widespread dubious and often downright fallacious claims about 'hard-wiring' of gender... READ MORE
Jon Sparks