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Delusions of gender : how our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference / Cordelia Fine.

Fine, Cordelia.
Date
[2010], ©2010
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Description

Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men's and women's brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men's brains aren't wired for empathy and women's brains aren't made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men's and women's behavior. Instead of a "male brain" and a "female brain," Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender.--From publisher description.

Publication/Creation

New York ; London : W. W. Norton, [2010], ©2010.

Physical description

xxix, 338 pages ; 22 cm

Contributors

Contents

"Half-changed world," half-changed minds -- Neurosexism -- Recycling gender.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-327) and index.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 9780393068382
  • 0393068382