Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society


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$16.95  $15.76
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 0.7 X 8.1 inches | 0.57 pounds
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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.


A provocative and often fascinating book.
[A] witty corrective.--Barbara Kiser
Fine has done us a service by reminding us of the dangers of misapplications of research to policy.--Sheri Berenbaum
Graced with precisely focused humour, the author makes a good case that men and women are far more alike than many would claim. Feminist? Possibly. Humanist? Certainly. A compellingly good read.--Professor Richard Fortey, author of Earth: An Intimate History
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
Totally convincing, even life-changing.... 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
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
Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar.