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Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society
Fine, Cordelia
W. W. Norton / Softcover / 2018-02-01 / 0393355489
Psychology / Science
price: $21.95 (may be subject to change)
272 pages
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Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental force in human development. According to this false-yet-familiar story, the divisions between men and women are in nature alone and not part of culture. Drawing on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy, Testosterone Rex disproves this ingrained myth and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes’ full human potential.

Reviews:

[A] witty corrective. — Barbara Kiser (Nature, “Best Science Picks”)

The expression ‘essential reading for everyone’ is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it. — Antonia Macaro (Financial Times)

Fascinating [and] bold.… Fine has written a book that’s not only well-researched and convincing but also… delightfully humorous. — Barbara J. King (NPR)

Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar. — The Guardian

Convincingly and entertainingly demonstrates that, despite stereotypes, such characteristics as risk-taking, competitiveness and nurturing are not “essential” to one sex over the other and cannot be blamed for the lack of equality between males and females in contemporary society. — Clara Moskowitz (Scientific American)

Fine has done us a service by reminding us of the dangers of misapplications of research to policy. — Sheri Berenbaum (Science)

A provocative and often fascinating book. — The Economist

Exciting, eloquent, and effective. Deftly weaving together research from anthropology, biology, neuroscience, and psychology, Fine shows exactly why and how the myth of testosterone and maleness plays out and why it is false. — Agustín Fuentes, professor of anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Cordelia Fine’s Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society does the public service of deconstructing the biological and societal tenets on which the continued inequality of the sexes is largely founded.… Using humor and her uniquely accessible academic writing style,… [Fine disrupts] what we think we know about gender difference. — Katie Klabusich (Rewire)

Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics. — Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Developments, University College, London

Filled with interesting facts, studies and arguments, [Testosterone Rex is] an impressive work. — Patricia Lowther (Counterfire)

Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar. — Annie Murphy Paul (New York Times Book Review)

Fascinating [and] bold…. Fine has written a book that’s not only well-researched and convincing but also…delightfully humorous. — Barbara J. King (NPR)

In this witty corrective, psychologist Cordelia Fine examines the fraying “biological big picture” of sexual selection, and corrals findings in evolutionary science, neuroscience and endocrinology to add nuance to it. — Barbara Kiser (Nature, “Best Science Picks”)

The expression ‘essential reading for everyone’ is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it. — Antonia Macaro (Financial Times)

In addition to being hopeful, Fine is also angry. We should all be angry. Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar. — The Guardian

[Fine] convincingly and entertainingly demonstrates that, despite stereotypes, such characteristics as risk-taking, competitiveness and nurturing are not “essential” to one sex over the other and cannot be blamed for the lack of equality between males and females in contemporary society. — Clara Moskowitz (Scientific American)

Cordelia Fine’s Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society does the public service of deconstructing the biological and societal tenets on which the continued inequality of the sexes is largely founded…. Using humor and her uniquely accessible academic writing style,…[Fine disrupts] what we think we know about gender difference. — Katie Klabusich (Rewire)

A provocative and often fascinating book. — The Economist

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About the Author:

Cordelia Fine, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, is author of the much-acclaimed Delusions of Gender and A Mind of Its Own.

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