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The two sexes : growing up apart, coming together, Eleanor E. Maccoby

Label
The two sexes : growing up apart, coming together
Title
The two sexes
Title remainder
growing up apart, coming together
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor E. Maccoby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, psychologist Eleanor E. Maccoby explores how individuals express their sexual identity at successive periods of their lives. A book about sex in the broadest sense, The Two Sexes seeks to tell us how our development from infancy through adolescence and into adulthood is affected by gender. Chief among Maccoby's contentions is that gender differences appear primarily in group, or social, contexts. In childhood, boys and girls tend to gravitate toward others of their own sex. The Two Sexes examines why this segregation occurs and how boys' groups and girls' groups develop distinct cultures with different agendas. Deploying evidence from her own research and studies by many other scholars, Maccoby identifies a complex combination of biological, cognitive, and social factors that contribute to gender segregation and group differentiation. A major finding of The Two Sexes is that these childhood experiences in same-sex groups profoundly influence how members of the two sexes relate to one another in adulthood - as lovers, coworkers, and parents. Maccoby shows how, in constructing these adult relationships, men and women utilize old elements from their childhood experiences as well as new ones arising from different adult agendas. Finally, she considers social changes in gender roles in light of her discoveries about the constraints and opportunities implicit in the same-sex and cross-sex relationships of childhood
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maccoby, Eleanor E.
Dewey number
155.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF692.2
LC item number
.M33 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Family and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Jeugdjaren
  • Socialisatie (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Vrouwen
  • Mannen
  • Différences entre sexes (Psychologie)
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Relations entre hommes et femmes
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Geschlechterbeziehung
Label
The two sexes : growing up apart, coming together, Eleanor E. Maccoby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37475110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780674914810
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97030594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37475110
Label
The two sexes : growing up apart, coming together, Eleanor E. Maccoby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37475110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780674914810
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97030594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37475110

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