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Ebook Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps  And What We Can Do About It by Lise Eliot read! Book Title: Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps And What We Can Do About It
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Date of issue: June 27th 2013
ISBN: 1851687408
ISBN 13: 9781851687404
The author of the book: Lise Eliot
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.91 MB

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This was one of several books I picked up after I decided that I was just getting too uncomfortable with the discussion about boys and girls innate differences. Discovering feminism in the 80s, for me feminism was in large part defined by the idea that girls could do everything that boys could. Over the last 30 years, it felt insidiously as if the nature vs nuture debate pendulum had swung back in the opposite direction.

Of the books I picked up, this was easily, easily my favourite. I wish I could get every parent I know to read it (but I'm respectful enough I don't suggest it). Eliot goes in with an evidence centered approach - she's genuinely trying to work out what we know, not trying to prove a theory or justify a social program. Unsurprisingly, the book leaves lots of unknowns. But it largely strengthens the idea that little of the gender differences we see are hormonal or genetic, but are rather the result of small differences, combined with various social and developmental pressures (including the desire from children to define gender and identity clearly in binary terms), turning into more noticeable tendencies. The book is an encouragement to see children as individuals, not avatars of a gender. It's also packed with research about strategies to increase core skills. As such, I found it more useful in the end just a good book explaining childhood development than anything else.

It's not alight read, but for a scholarly book it is very engagingly written. I suspect it suffers from being too practical for the serious research crowd, and too factual for the parenting crowd, but for me was a perfect mix.

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Ebook Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps  And What We Can Do About It read Online! Lise Eliot is a mother of three, and the Associate Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. She is the author of What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life.


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