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By Frank Browning

ISBN-10: 1620406195

ISBN-13: 9781620406199

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ISBN-13: 9781632867568

Frank Browning takes us into human gender geographies around the globe, from gender-neutral kindergartens in Chicago and Oslo to women's masturbation sessions in Shanghai, from conservative Catholics in Paris scared of God and Nature to transsexual Mormon mom and dad in Utah. As he stocks particular and interesting human tales, he additionally elucidates the neuroscience that distinguishes female and male biology, exhibits us how all mom and dad' brains switch in the course of the first weeks of parenthood, and eventually how men's and women's responses to age vary around the world dependent now not on biology yet on their prior existence conduct. beginning with Simone de Beauvoir's world-famous remark that one isn't really born a girl yet as a substitute turns into a lady, Browning is going directly to express both that nobody is born a guy yet learns tips to practice as a guy, and that there's no mounted method of being masculine or female.

more and more, the types of "male" and "female" or even "gay" and "straight" look outdated and reductive. simply obvious at the horizon is an international of gender and sexual fluidity that may remake our international in primary methods. Linking technological know-how to tradition and behaviour, and delving into the lives of people difficult ancient notions, Browning questions the normal department of Nature vs. Nurture in every thing from plant technological know-how to sexual expression, arguing after all that lifestyles contains an unending waltz among those old notions.

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