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Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression against Females

Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression against Females (Hardback)

Edited by Muller, Martin N.
Edited by Wrangham, Richard W.

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Conflict between males and females over reproduction is ubiquitous in nature due to fundamental differences between the sexes in reproductive rates and investment in offspring. In only a few species, however, do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why... are so many of these primates? Why are females routinely abused in some species, but never in others? And can the study of such unpleasant behavior by our closest relatives help us to understand the evolution of men's violence against women? In the first systematic attempt to assess and understand primate male aggression as an expression of sexual conflict, the contributors to this volume consider coercion in direct and indirect forms: direct, in overcoming female resistance to mating; indirect, in decreasing the chance the female will mate with other males. The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate the form of sexual coercion in a range of species - including all of the great apes and humans - and to clarify its role in shaping social relationships among males, among females, and between the sexes.
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ISBN 9780674033245
Released NZ 15 Jun 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780674033245
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 Jun 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Muller, Martin N.
Edited by Wrangham, Richard W.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Biology & Life Sciences
Animal Reproduction
Primates
Number of Pages 504
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 156.5
Weight 907g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Aggressive behavior in animals, Primates - Sexual behavior
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text Adult education

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