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Is there anything good about men? : how cultures flourish by exploiting men

Author: Roy F Baumeister
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Have men really been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to exploit and oppress women? Have the essential differences between men and women really been erased? Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about the current state of manhood in America. Baumeister argues that  Read more...
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Baumeister, Roy F.
Is there anything good about men?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010018772
(OCoLC)526077124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy F Baumeister
ISBN: 9780199705917 0199705917 9780195374100 019537410X
OCLC Number: 656248427
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 306 pages)
Contents: An odd, unseasonal question --
Are women better than men, or vice versa? --
Can't or wont? Where the real differences are found --
The most underappreciated fact about men --
Are women more social? --
How culture works --
Women, men, and culture : the roots of inequality --
Expendable beings, disposable lives --
Earning manhood, and the male ego --
Exploiting men through marriage and sex --
What else, what next?
Responsibility: Roy F. Baumeister.

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Have men really been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to exploit and oppress women? Have the essential differences between men and women really been erased? Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about the current state of manhood in America. Baumeister argues that relations between men and women are now and have always been more cooperative than antagonistic, that men and women are different in basic ways, and that successful cultures capitalize o.

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