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The gender trap : parents and the pitfalls of raising boys and girls

Author: Emily W Kane
Publisher: New York, NY : New York University, ©2012.
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"Emily Kane shows clearly that most parents understand children's personality to be some combination of nature and nurture, and many wish they could help nurture their children to escape gender traps. Yet these parents are themselves trapped by the gender structure itself, especially the accountability they feel to other people's expectations, and the fear that if their boys are free to explore activities usually  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily W Kane
ISBN: 9780814748824 0814748821 9780814737835 0814737838 9780814738788 0814738788 9780814771440 0814771440
OCLC Number: 810414636
Description: x, 287 pages : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: "glamour babies" and "little toughies" --
Wanting a girl, wanting a boy : conceptual building blocks --
It's in their nature : naturalizers --
I think a lot of it is us, parents, and society : cultivators --
We try not to encourage it, but I know it gets in there : refiners --
You applaud all the other stuff : innovators --
Surviving in a gendered culture : resisters --
Conclusion: a better world : dismantling the gender trap --
Appendix: research methods --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Emily W. Kane.

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