The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap

By Susan Pinker

Now to be had in paperback from psychologist and award- winningcolumnistSusanPinker, the groundbreaking and contro- versial publication that's “lively, good- written...important and well timed” (The Washington Post).

In   this   “ringing   salvo within the sex-difference   wars” (The manhattan occasions Book Review),  Pinker  examines  how fundamental sex differences play out over the existence span. by means of comparing   fragile   boys   who prevail  later  in  lifestyles  with  excessive- achieving   women   who   decide out  or  plateau  in  their  careers,

Pinker turns a number of assumptions the wrong way up: that ladies and males are biologically similar, that intelligence is all it takes to be triumphant, and that ladies are only types of guys, with exact pursuits and targets. In full of life prose, Pinker publications readers throughout the newest findings in neuro- technological know-how and economics whereas addressing those questions: Are men the extra fragile intercourse? Which intercourse is the happiest at paintings? Why perform a little male

college dropouts earn greater than the brilliant ladies who sat beside them in 3rd grade? The solutions to those questions are the other of what we expect.

A provocative and illuminating exam of ways and why studying and behavioral gaps within the nursery are reversed within the boardroom, this fascinat- ing booklet finds how intercourse vary- ences effect profession offerings and ambition. during the tales of actual women and men, technological know-how, and examples from pop culture, Susan Pinker takes a brand new examine the diversities among girls and men.

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Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity, and Prostitution Policy in Thailand

By Leslie Ann Jeffrey

This booklet explores how prostitution coverage is associated with the disciplining of Thai nationwide identification and gender. Leslie Jeffrey asserts that convinced pictures of The Prostitute have silenced discourses of prostitution as paintings, whereas fostering the assumption of the peasant girl because the embodiment of nationwide tradition. this concept, coupled with a will to form the trendy country throughout the habit of middle-class males, has been a major trouble of Thai prostitution coverage. Gender, the writer argues, has turn into the mechanism by which states reply to the contradictory pressures of globalization and nation-building.

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The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies (Inside Technology)

By Chikako Takeshita

The intrauterine equipment (IUD) is utilized by a hundred and fifty million ladies all over the world. it's the moment such a lot familiar approach to lady fertility keep an eye on within the international South and the 3rd such a lot conventional within the international North. Over its 5 a long time of use, the IUD has been seen either as a way for women's reproductive autonomy and as coercive software of state-imposed inhabitants keep watch over, as a handy kind of contraception on a par with the tablet and as a chance to women's healthiness. during this e-book, Chikako Takeshita investigates the advance, advertising and marketing, and use of the IUD because the Sixties. She bargains a biography of a multifaceted technological item via a feminist technological know-how experiences lens, tracing the modifications of the clinical discourse round it over the years and throughout diverse geographies. Takeshita describes how builders of the IUD tailored to diversified social pursuits of their learn and the way altering assumptions approximately race, type, and feminine sexuality frequently guided medical inquiries. The IUD, she argues, turned a "politically flexible technology," adaptable to either feminist and nonfeminist reproductive politics due to researchers' makes an attempt to keep up the device's suitability for ladies in either the constructing and the constructed international. Takeshita strains the evolution of scientists' concerns--from contraceptive efficacy and product defense to the politics of abortion--and describes the latest, hormone-releasing, menstruation-suppressing generation of the IUD. studying fifty years of IUD improvement and use, Takeshita unearths a microcosm of the worldwide political economic climate of women's our bodies, future health, and sexuality within the heritage of this contraceptive device.

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

By Samuel R. Delany

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a technology fiction masterpiece, an essay at the inexplicability of sexual popularity, and an exam of interstellar politics between far-flung worlds. First released in 1984, the novel's crucial issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have in basic terms develop into extra urgent with the passage of time.

The novel's subject is info itself: What are the repercussions, as soon as it's been made public, that members were came across to be every one other's ideal erotic item out to "point nine-nine-nine and a number of other nines percentage more"? what's going to it do to the members concerned, to town they inhabit, to their geosector, to their complete global society, particularly whilst one is an illiterate employee, the only real survivor of a global destroyed by means of "cultural fugue," and the opposite is--you!

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Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader

This ebook demonstrates the centrality of intercourse, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices.

  • Moves past different “lesbian and homosexual reviews” readers by means of providing a broader view of the importance of learning same-sex cultures and sexualities throughout cultures.
  • Offers readings from all 4 subfields of anthropology: cultural, organic, linguistic, and archaeological (along with ancient and utilized anthropology).
  • Includes dialogue of biotechnology and bioethics, healthiness and ailment, language, ethnicity, identification, politics, post-colonialism, kinship, improvement, and policymaking.

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Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature

There are 3 significant myths of human nature: people are divided into organic races; people are evidently competitive; women and men are really assorted in habit, wants, and wiring. In an interesting and wide-ranging narrative Agustín Fuentes counters those pervasive and pernicious myths approximately human habit. Tackling misconceptions approximately what race, aggression, and intercourse particularly suggest for people, Fuentes accommodates an obtainable realizing of tradition, genetics, and evolution requiring us to get rid of notions of “nature or nurture.” featuring clinical proof from various fields, together with anthropology, biology, and psychology, Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle power fallacies in regards to the validity of organic races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the character of monogamy and adjustments among the sexes. a last bankruptcy plus an appendix supply a collection of take-home issues on how readers can myth-bust on their lonesome. obtainable, compelling, and unique, this ebook is a wealthy and nuanced account of the way nature, tradition, event, and selection have interaction to steer human behavior.

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Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (Common Notions)

Written among 1975 and the current, the essays amassed during this quantity represent years of analysis and theorizing on questions of social copy and the implications of globalization. initially encouraged by way of Federici's organizational paintings within the Wages for housekeeping flow, the themes mentioned comprise the overseas restructuring of reproductive paintings and its results at the sexual department of work, the globalization of care paintings and intercourse paintings, the situation of elder care, and the improvement of affective exertions. either a quick heritage of the overseas feminist flow and a modern critique of capitalism, those writings proceed the research of the commercial roots of violence opposed to women.

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Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities (WIDER Studies in Development Economics)

Girls, a majority of the world's inhabitants, obtain just a small percentage of its possibilities and advantages. in accordance with the 1993 UN Human improvement Report, there's no kingdom on this planet during which women's caliber of existence is the same as that of guys. This exam of women's caliber of existence addresses questions that have a specific urgency, and goals to explain the fundamental scenario of all girls. The members confront the difficulty of cultural relativism, criticizing the method which, in its wish to admire diverse cultural traditions, can lead to indifference to injustice. Gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in quite a few components during which caliber of existence is measured. Like its predecessor, The caliber of Life, this quantity encourages the reader to imagine seriously concerning the critical primary recommendations utilized in improvement economics, and indicates significant criticisms of present monetary ways from that primary perspective. as well as students of women's and gender experiences, this paintings should be of curiosity to economists, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists.

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The Media and the Models of Masculinity

Making use of the latest works within the numerous varied disciplines, Mark Moss's The Media and the versions of Masculinity makes the present discourse(s) on masculinity available to scholars in media reviews, men's reviews, and background. through undertaking severe discussions on every thing from style, to family area, to activities and tv, readers can be aware about a contemporary and interesting account of the various and dominant perceptions of and on masculine tradition.

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Feminism and Pop Culture: Seal Studies

By Andi Zeisler

Whether or no longer we adore to confess it, popular culture is a lens by which we alternately view and form the realm round us. by way of feminism, popular culture aids us in translating feminist philosophies, matters, and ideas into daily language, making them proper and relatable. In Feminism and pa Culture, writer and cofounder of Bitch journal Andi Zeisler strains the impression of feminism on popular culture (and vice versa) from the Nineteen Forties to the current and past. With a complete evaluate of the intertwining courting among ladies and dad tradition, this booklet is a perfect creation to discussing feminism and day-by-day life.

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