9780674725324-0674725328-Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

ISBN-13: 9780674725324
ISBN-10: 0674725328
Edition: 1
Author: Jordan-Young, Rebecca M., Karkazis, Katrina
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674725324
ISBN-10: 0674725328
Edition: 1
Author: Jordan-Young, Rebecca M., Karkazis, Katrina
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jordan-Young, Rebecca M., Karkazis, Katrina wrote Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674725328 and 9780674725324. Since then Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.81 or rent at the marketplace.

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Testosterone is not what you think it is, and it is decidedly not a “male sex hormone.” Here is the debunking life story of a molecule we thought we all knew.

Testosterone is a familiar villain, a ready explanation for innumerable social phenomena, from the stock market crash and the overrepresentation of men in prisons to male dominance in business and politics. It’s a lot to pin on a simple molecule.

Yet your testosterone level doesn’t in fact predict your competitive drive or tendency for violence, your appetite for risk or sex, or your strength or athletic prowess. It’s neither the biological essence of manliness nor even “the male sex hormone.” This unauthorized biography pries T, as it’s known, loose from over a century of misconceptions that undermine science even as they make urban legends about this hormone seem scientific.

T’s story didn’t spring from nature: it is a tale that began long before the hormone was even isolated, when nineteenth-century scientists went looking for the chemical essence of masculinity. And so this molecule’s outmoded, authorized life story persisted, providing a handy rationale for countless behaviors―from the boorish and the belligerent to the exemplary and enviable. What we think we know about T has stood in the way of an accurate understanding of its surprising and diverse functions and effects. Rebecca Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis focus on what T does in six domains: reproduction, aggression, risk-taking, power, sports, and parenting. At once arresting and deeply informed, Testosterone allows us to see the real T for the first time.

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