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Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rewarded competitive men and caring women, these differences are supposedly re-created in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. Testosterone, so we’re told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine, who shows, with wit and panache, that sex doesn’t create male and female natures. Instead, sex, hormones, culture and evolution work together in ways that make past and present gender dynamics only a serving suggestion for the future – not a recipe. Testosterone Rex brings together evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience and social history to move beyond old ‘nature versus nurture’ debates, and to explain why it’s time to unmake the tyrannical myth of Testosterone Rex. For fans of Fine – whose Delusions of Gender ‘could have far-reaching consequences as significant as The Female Eunuch’ (Viv Groskop, Guardian) – and thousands of new readers, this is an upbeat, timely and important contribution to the debate about gender in society.
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Publication date Jan 24, 2019
Thematic Category Science, Social sciences
Series Psychology - Self help - Well being
Age 18+
Pages 408
ISBN 978-618-01-2852-9
SKU 20808
Dimensions (width x height) 14 x 21 cm
Weight 0.500 kgr
Binding Μαλακό εξώφυλλο
ISBN e-book 978-618-01-2853-6
E-book Code 20809
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Η ΚΟΡΝΤΙΛΙΑ ΦΑΪΝ είναι Καθηγήτρια Ιστορίας και Φιλοσοφίας της Επιστήμης στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Μελβούρνης. Έχει εκδώσει τρία βιβλία εκλαϊκευμένης επιστήμης, έχει κάνει πολλές ακαδημαϊκές δημοσιεύσεις, έχει δώσει πολλές διαλέξεις και έχει αρθρογραφήσει στα New York Times, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Guardian κ.λπ. Το 2018 της απονεμήθηκε το Edinburgh Medal, ένα βραβείο το οποίο δίνεται σε άνδρες και γυναίκες από τον χώρο της επιστήμης και της τεχνολογίας τα επαγγελματικά επιτεύγματα των οποίων θεωρείται ότι έχουν συμβάλει σημαντικά στην κατανόηση και την ευημερία της ανθρωπότητας. Το βιβλίο Ο ΜΥΘΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΛΩΝ τιμήθηκε με το Royal Society Science Book Prize και ήταν υποψήφιο για το Orwell Prize.
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