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The Resource Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl

Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl

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Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Title
Unnatural selection
Title remainder
choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Statement of responsibility
Mara Hvistendahl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
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Hvistendahl, Mara
Index
index present
LC call number
HB1064.A3
LC item number
H87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Demographic transition
  • Genetic sex determination
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination
Label
Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. "Everyone has boys now" -- ch. 1. The demographer -- ch. 2. The parent -- ch. 3. The economist -- ch. 4. The doctor -- ch. 5. The imperialist -- Part II. Great idea -- ch. 6. The student -- ch. 7. The doomsayer -- ch. 8. The geneticist -- ch. 9. The general -- ch. 10. The feminist -- Part III. The womanless world -- ch. 11. The bride -- ch. 12. The prostitute -- ch. 13. The bachelor -- ch. 14. The world -- ch. 15. The baby
Control code
657595599
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781586488505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011004471
Other control number
3639757
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595599
Label
Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. "Everyone has boys now" -- ch. 1. The demographer -- ch. 2. The parent -- ch. 3. The economist -- ch. 4. The doctor -- ch. 5. The imperialist -- Part II. Great idea -- ch. 6. The student -- ch. 7. The doomsayer -- ch. 8. The geneticist -- ch. 9. The general -- ch. 10. The feminist -- Part III. The womanless world -- ch. 11. The bride -- ch. 12. The prostitute -- ch. 13. The bachelor -- ch. 14. The world -- ch. 15. The baby
Control code
657595599
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781586488505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011004471
Other control number
3639757
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595599

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