Gender on Planet Earth
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Gender on Planet Earth

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A provocative analysis of gender inequality's destructive effects on our society and our planet. In this wide-ranging and powerful new book, the influential author and social scientist Ann Oakley mounts a devastating argument about the state of our humanity. Drawing on examples such as the simple experience of riding a bicycle through London, the way we've become sick to death of women', and the environmental abuse of our planet, she shows how every aspect of our lives is dominated by male/female power structures, and forces us to take a step back and see how and why gender inequality has thrown our society out of balance. In Gender on Planet Earth, Oakley argues that the persistence of traditional gender values prevents us from leading more ethical and humane lives. Governed by "delusional systems" such as psychoanalysis and sociobiology, we assume that the imbalance of the sexes is the inevitable consequence of our genes, psyches and unchangeable economic motives. Drawing from a broad array of literature, Oakley combines personal narrative with social commentary and eye-opening statistics to provide a provocative account of the state we're really in.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 216 x 24mm | 439.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745629644
  • 9780745629643
  • 2,171,213

About Ann Oakley

Ann Oakley is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of London and Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the University of London's Institute of Education. She has been writing and researching in the area for over 30 years. Her previous books include Experiments in Knowing, Man and Wife, The Men's Room, The Captured Womb, Subject Women, Becoming a Mother, Housewife, The Sociology of Housework, and Sex, Gender and Society.show more

Review quote

"This is an intriguing and challenging collection of disparate essays, written with commitment." Ken Worpole, Times Higher Education Supplement "On many levels this is a timely and convincing gazetteer of contemporary human and political folly, and Oakley freqently turns a very neat phrase, as when she notes that "cars dominate public space in much the same way that men dominate public life"...This is an intriguing and challenging collection of disparate essays". Ken Worpole, Booksshow more

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