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

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

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Unnatural selection : how choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Title
Unnatural selection
Title remainder
how choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Statement of responsibility
Mara Hvistendahl
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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
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 whichthere 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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10009976
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Hvistendahl, Mara
Dewey number
304.6/60951
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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True
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  • Demographic transition
  • Sex determination
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination against women
Target audience
adult
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choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Label
Unnatural selection : how choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-302) 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
Contents
  • Everyone has boys now. The demographer ; The parent ; The economist ; The doctor ; The imperialist
  • A great idea. The student ; The doomsayer ; The geneticist ; The general ; The feminist
  • Womanless world. The bride ; The prostitute ; The bachelor ; The world ; The baby
Control code
19077554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781586488505
Lccn
2011004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Unnatural selection : how choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-302) 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
Contents
  • Everyone has boys now. The demographer ; The parent ; The economist ; The doctor ; The imperialist
  • A great idea. The student ; The doomsayer ; The geneticist ; The general ; The feminist
  • Womanless world. The bride ; The prostitute ; The bachelor ; The world ; The baby
Control code
19077554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781586488505
Lccn
2011004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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