Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference Cordelia Fine

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Author: Cordelia Fine
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Book Title
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Author
Cordelia Fine
ISBN
9780393340242
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.Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different--a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Cordelia FinePublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 08/08/2011ISBN: 9780393340242Pages: 338Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90dReview Citations: Books & Culture 11/01/2012 pg. 11

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.

Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different--a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cordelia Fine
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/08/2011
ISBN: 9780393340242
Pages: 338
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Books & Culture 11/01/2012 pg. 11

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.

Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different--a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cordelia Fine
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/08/2011
ISBN: 9780393340242
Pages: 338
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Books & Culture 11/01/2012 pg. 11