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The myth of Mars and Venus

Author: Deborah Cameron
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"A thriving industry of self-help manuals and popular science books has grown up in the last fifteen years, all based on the assertion that there are fundamental differences in the way that men and women use language to communicate. Whether the reason given is nature, nurture, or planet of origin, the 'Mars and Venus' story is widely accepted. But, asks Deborah Cameron, 'Why do so many people find it convincing?'"  Read more...
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Cameron, Deborah, 1958-
Myth of Mars and Venus.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608503237
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cameron
ISBN: 9780199214471 0199214476
OCLC Number: 174501182
Description: vii, 196 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Myths and why they matter --
A time and a place : putting myths in context --
Partial truths : why difference is not the whole story --
Worlds apart? : Mars and Venus in childhood and adolescence --
Cross-purposes : the myth of male-female understanding --
Back to nature : brains, genes, and evolution --
Public speaking : Mars and Venus in politics and the workplace --
Doing what comes naturally : gender, identity, and style --
Beyond Mars and Venus?
Responsibility: Deborah Cameron.
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"A thriving industry of self-help manuals and popular science books has grown up in the last fifteen years, all based on the assertion that there are fundamental differences in the way that men and women use language to communicate. Whether the reason given is nature, nurture, or planet of origin, the 'Mars and Venus' story is widely accepted. But, asks Deborah Cameron, 'Why do so many people find it convincing?'" "Drawing on the findings of more than thirty years of academic research, Cameron dispels the myths to tell a much more complicated - and satisfying - story, and shows how selective and inaccurate is the picture presented by many popular writers. She also demonstrates that popular assumptions about 'male-female miscommunication' can have far-reaching consequences in many areas of life: for example, attitudes to sexual violence or discrimination in the work-place."--BOOK JACKET.

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immensely readable Red Pepper Magazine a brilliant and timely book. Katharine Viner, The Guardian I sensed early on in this delightfully spiky book that Deborah Cameron - an Oxford professor of Read more...

 
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