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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

Label
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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Provided by publisher
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction finalist, 2012.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demographic transition
  • Genetic sex determination
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex of children, Parental preferences for
  • Sex distribution (Demography)
  • Birth control
  • Demographic transition
  • Sex determination, Genetic
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex distribution (Demography)
  • Sex of children, Parental preferences for
  • China
  • Demographie
  • Geschlechterverhältnis
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Strafrecht
  • Mädchen
  • China
  • Födelsekontroll
  • Demografi
  • Fosterdiagnostik
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination
  • Födelsekontroll
  • Könsdiskriminering
  • POPULATION TRENDS
  • POPULATION DYNAMICS
  • DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
  • SEX DISTRIBUTION
  • BIRTH CONTROL
  • REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM
  • GENDER DISCRIMINATION
  • CHINA
  • Demographic transition
  • Sex determination
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination against women
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn657595599
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781586488505
Lccn
2011004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3639757
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586488505
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn657595599
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 314 pages
Isbn
9781586488505
Lccn
2011004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3639757
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586488505
  • (OCoLC)657595599

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