The End Of Men

Author: Hanna Rosin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596929
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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

End Of Masculinity

Author: John MacInnes
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335232191
Size: 11,96 MB
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This book explains why both popular and academic commentators have found it impossible to define masculinity. It is because no such thing exists. Re-examining the ideas of thinkers such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, the author shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives, and solved it by inventing the concept of masculinity.

Women After All Sex Evolution And The End Of Male Supremacy

Author: Melvin Konner
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324654X
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“A sparkling, thought-provoking account of sexual differences. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll find his conclusions gripping.”—Jared Diamond There is a human genetic fluke that is surprisingly common, due to a change in a key pair of chromosomes. In the normal condition the two look the same, but in this disorder one is malformed and shrunken beyond recognition. The result is a shortened life span, higher mortality at all ages, an inability to reproduce, premature hair loss, and brain defects variously resulting in attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, hypersexuality, and an enormous excess of both outward and self-directed aggression. It is called maleness. Melvin Konner traces the arc of evolution to explain the relationships between women and men. With patience and wit he explores the knotty question of whether men are necessary in the biological destiny of the human race. He draws on multiple, colorful examples from the natural world—such as the mating habits of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana—and argues that maleness in humans is hardly necessary to the survival of the species. In characteristically humorous and engaging prose, Konner sheds light on our biologically different identities, while noting the poignant exceptions that challenge the male/female divide. We meet hunter-gatherers such as those in Botswana, whose culture gave women a prominent place, invented the working mother, and respected women’s voices around the fire. Recent human history has upset this balance, as a dense world of war fostered extreme male dominance. But our species has been recovering over the past two centuries, and an unstoppable move toward equality is afoot. It will not be the end of men, but it will be the end of male supremacy and a better, wiser world for women and men alike.

The Science Of Woman

Author: Ornella Moscucci
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447959
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Is women's destiny rooted in their biology? Since the end of the eighteenth century the science of gynecology has legitimized the view that women are "naturally" fitted for activities in the private sphere of the family. This book argues that the definition of femininity as propounded by gynecological science is a cultural product of a wider, more political context. Providing a unique account of gynecology in practice, it shifts the historical focus from the use to the production of ideas about "women's nature." Dr. Moscucci traces the origins of gynecology to the emergence of a predictable "science of man" in the late eighteenth century and charts the ideological, professional and institutional development of the subject up to the foundation of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1929. Case-studies of Victorian gynecological practice at two London hospitals illustrate the changing pattern of institutional gynecology, affording valuable insight into the relationship between gynecologists and patients. The book also stresses the equal importance of class and gender ideology in shaping medical views about women's diseases and their treatment.

Women S Bodies

Author: Edward Shorter
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412841702
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What has been the source of women's oppression by men? Shorter argues that women were victimized by the ir own bodies. Exploring five centuries of medical records and folklore from Europe and the US, he shows how pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecological disease have kept women in positions of social inferiority. Originally published in 1982 (Basic Books) and reprinted with a new introduction by the author. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Rise Of Marketing And Market Research

Author: H. Berghoff
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137071281
Size: 11,75 MB
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This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.

The End Of Copycat China

Author: Shaun Rein
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118926722
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China's changing course, and sustainable success requires ashift in strategy The End of Copycat China helps business executives andinvestors understand how China's economy is shifting from one basedon heavy investment to one on services and consumption by providinginsight that help shape effective strategy. Drawing from over50,000 interviews with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, privateequity investors, private Chinese companies, and multinationals,this book describes how Chinese firms are increasingly focused oninnovation rather than copying what worked in America and howconsumers are evolving with their hopes, dreams and aspirations.China's growth model of the last three decades is becomingincreasingly ineffective, as relying on heavy investment andexports is becoming less and less feasible. Fifty percent ofChina's growth in 2013 stemmed from consumption, the government isestablishing a Free Trade zone in Shanghai and ending the dominanceof state-owned enterprises. This book provides a roadmap forcompanies and investors looking to navigate these changes andcapture emerging trends, with deep insight and practical guidanceon what innovation looks like in the new China. Survey the development of innovation taking place in China'seconomy, from an insider's perspective Consider the changes that must take place to shore up thebroken growth model Examine the consumer trends emerging in the midst of rapidmarket evolution Understand how China's rise will impact its neighbors likeJapan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia China's dramatic shift toward consumption presents a tremendousopportunity for foreign business, but traditional tactics areoutdated at best, financially fatal at worst, as local competitorsfocus on innovation and move up the value chain and as consumerslook for new brands and categories to spend money on. Newstrategies are needed to keep pace with the changing regulatory andconsumer environments, and "business as usual" won't get very far.The End of Copycat China is the business guide to thisemerging market, with expert guidance from the inside.

Richard Nixon And The Rise Of Affirmative Action

Author: Kevin L. Yuill
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742549982
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Nixon's efforts in moving the focus of U.S. race relations from reform to indemnifying damages, Yuill argues, at least equal his contributions to the origins of affirmative action through policy innovations."--Jacket.

Making Women S Medicine Masculine

Author: Monica H. Green
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607355
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Making Women's Medicine Masculine challenges the common belief that prior to the eighteenth century men were never involved in any aspect of women's healthcare in Europe. Using sources ranging from the writings of the famous twelfth-century female practitioner, Trota of Salerno, all the way to the great tomes of Renaissance male physicians, and covering both medicine and surgery, this study demonstrates that men slowly established more and more authority in diagnosing and prescribing treatments for women's gynaecological conditions (especially infertility) and even certain obstetrical conditions. Even if their 'hands-on' knowledge of women's bodies was limited by contemporary mores, men were able to establish their increasing authority in this and all branches of medicine due to their greater access to literacy and the knowledge contained in books, whether in Latin or the vernacular. As Monica Green shows, while works written in French, Dutch, English, and Italian were sometimes addressed to women, nevertheless even these were often re-appropriated by men, both by practitioners who treated women and by laymen interested to learn about the 'secrets' of generation. While early in the period women were considered to have authoritative knowledge on women's conditions (hence the widespread influence of the alleged authoress 'Trotula'), by the end of the period to be a woman was no longer an automatic qualification for either understanding or treating the conditions that most commonly afflicted the female sex - with implications of women's exclusion from production of knowledge on their own bodies extending to the present day.

The Future Of Women S Rights

Author: Joanna Kerr
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842774595
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The Future of Women's Rights identifies the emergence of various trends threatening the advance of gender equality, women's human rights and sustainable human development. These phenomena include the impacts of globalization and neoliberal economics, developments in biotechnology, the neo-conservative backlash against women's rights, monopolistic ownership patterns over information technologies, the rise of identity politics marginalizing women's issues, and the increase in violent conflict and war. The contributors to this volume are united in seeing a pressing need for women's movements to evaluate their methods, with a view to making their future political work more effective. They identify current issues and trends in the world, thinking through how these may impact women and the work of women's movements.