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THE BRILLIANT AND HUGELY INFLUENTIAL BOOK BY THE WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOKS PRIZE 'Fun, droll yet deeply serious.' New Scientist 'A brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences ... Read her, enjoy and learn.' Hilary Rose, THES 'A witty and meticulously researched expose of the sloppy studies that pass for scientific evidence in so many of today's bestselling books on sex differences.' Carol Tavris, TLS Gender inequalities are increasingly defended by citing hard-wired differences between the male and female brain. That's why, we're told, there are so few women in science, so few men in the laundry room - different brains are just suited to different things. With sparkling wit and humour, Cordelia Fine attacks this 'neurosexism', revealing the mind's remarkable plasticity, the substantial influence of culture on identity, and the malleability of what we consider to be 'hardwired' difference. This modern classic shows the surprising extent to which boys and girls, men and women are made - not born.
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Bo, 26 augusti 2013
Tyvärr en besvikelse. Med främst anekdotbaserad bevisföring argumenteras för en socialkonstruktivistisk ontologi. Ingen större hänsyn tas till den enorma forskningsmängd som ifrågasätter hennes teser. Läs exempelvis Sex & Cognition av Doreen Kimura för en balans i diskursen.
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'For anyone interested in the brain, research methods, applied science, gender, parenting, the workplace, human nature or general sass, this book is an absolute must read.' -- Cyndi Chen, Huffington Post 'Popular science writing at its best ... beautifully and accessibly written ... It is a cracking good read, by turns witty, passionate and learned.' -- National Childbirth Trust Journal '[a] brilliant debunking of "neuro-sexism" ... a powerful case that who we are is much more closely attuned to the culture that surrounds us, than to the biology of our brains.' -- Mslexia 'A pinnacle piece of feminist literature, which I thoroughly recommend and could quote all day.' -- Fran Hall, Huffington Post 'An excellent introduction to the scientific method ... mind-opening ... prepare to be a relative expert on the subject.' -- British Neuroscience Association Bulletin 'With Delusions of Gender, we welcome a brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences ... In a book that sparkles with wit, which is easy to read but underpinned by substantial scholarship and a formidable 100-page bibliography, she attacks the ready generalisations on sexual differences made by neuroscientists and their media exegetes ... every page of Fine's brilliant, spiky book reminds us that science is part of culture and that the struggle against sexism in the neurosciences and the struggle against sexism in society are intimately linked. Read her, enjoy and learn.' -- Hilary Rose, THES 'Fine offers persuasive proof that many of the claims we commonly swallow about male and female brains are based on very bad science indeed. Her entire book ... is worth a read, and perhaps should be taught in high school and college science classes. Maybe if young women were exposed to the truth about their brains, they'd no longer feel like they had to chuck their gender overboard in order to pursue their dreams.' -- Anna North, Jezebel 'A well-stocked armoury that includes extensive research, sharp whit and a probing intelligence, and which refuses to be satisfied with the delusional myth-making that often passes for popular science.' -- Metro 'Timely and provocative, her argument is also excellent at debunking oversimplified theories, for instance, that biology is destiny.' -- Metro 'Fine eviscerates both the neuroscientists who claim to have found the answers and the popularisers who take their findings and run with them.' -- Katherine Bouton, Deputy Editor of New York Times Magazine. 'In Delusions of Gender the psychologist Cordelia Fine exposes the bad science, the ridiculous arguments and the persistent biases that blind us to the ways we ourselves enforce the gender stereotypes we think we are trying to overcome.' -- Terri Apter, Guardian 'Fine's conclusions provide a timely warning against taking too seriously the deluge of books and articles that would have us believe that men are biologically advantaged when it comes to mathematics, racing, driving or map reading - and that women are naturally more intuitive and nurturing, so better at childcare and multitasking.' -- Claire Jones, Guardian 'Fine's tone is witty but the citations are detailed and the bibliography extensive...This book is an entertaining weapon in that fight (for education and social justice) and will make a nice "thwok" sound bouncing off the heads of sexists.' -- Sarah Ensor, Socialist review 'Impeccably researched and bitingly funny.' -- Rosamund Irwin, London Evening Standard 'So both sexes should rejoice at Cordelia Fine's new book, Delusions of Gender, a vitriolic attack on the sexism masquerading as psychology that is enjoying a renaissance.' -- Rosamund Irwin, London Evening Standard 'The author, Cordelia Fine, who has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from University College London, is an acerbic critic, mincing no words when it comes to those she disagrees with. But her sharp tongue is tempered with humor and linguistic playfulness, as the title itself suggests.... It's too
Cordelia Fine is a Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of much-acclaimed A Mind of Its Own (Icon, 2006) and Testosterone Rex (Icon, 2017).