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Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology (Crossroads of Knowledge) [Kindle Edition]

Malin (Ed.) Ah-King , Malin Ah-King

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This edited volume challenges popular notions of sex, gender and biology and features international, trans-disciplinary research. The book begins with an exploration of supposedly ‘natural’ sexual differences, then looks at research in evolutionary biology and examines topics such as gender stereotypes in humans.The first chapters explore important questions: What are the fundamental sex differences? How do genes and hormones influence an individual’s sex? Subsequent chapters concern topics including: sex stereotypes in the field of sexual conflict, how the focus on genes in evolutionary biology disregards other means of inheritance, and the development of Darwin's theory of sex differences.The last three chapters look at humans, discussing: an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of sex differences in body height, biological versus social constructive perspectives on the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments in the current political debate on paternity leave in Norway.

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This edited volume challenges popular notions of sex, gender and biology and features international, trans-disciplinary research. The book begins with an exploration of supposedly ‘natural’ sexual differences, then looks at research in evolutionary biology and examines topics such as gender stereotypes in humans.

The first chapters explore important questions: What are the fundamental sex differences? How do genes and hormones influence an individual’s sex? Subsequent chapters concern topics including: sex stereotypes in the field of sexual conflict, how the focus on genes in evolutionary biology disregards other means of inheritance, and the development of Darwin's theory of sex differences. 

The last three chapters look at humans, discussing: an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of sex differences in body height, biological versus social constructive perspectives on the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments in the current political debate on paternity leave in Norway.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 830 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3319019783
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing; 1 edition (27 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GZVZ8O6
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Money 1 Mar. 2014
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Truly terrible. This "scholarly" work is 100 pages, and available for the low-low price of $100. I bit anyway, thinking that the high price indicated first-rate scholarship. I was wrong. And my wallet has suffered as a result.

Everything said in this book has been said by someone else before, and has been said better and more clearly. The writing is atrocious, with constant insertion of empty jargon and meaningless catch phrases. The various pieces in the book allude to legitimate scholarship, but the pieces themselves make terrible logical errors, focus on irrelevant side details, and consistently miss the mark.

This book reads as if it was little more than an excuse for each of the authors to have something published in a "scholarly" collection. And I suspect that this is exactly what the book is -- a self-congratulatory gesture that never even attempted to cater to its audience or offer anything of value.
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