Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans

The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate 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 ...

Author: Professor of Anthropology Martin N Muller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033248

Category: Family & Relationships

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In only a few species do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why are females routinely abused in some species, but never in others? And can the study of such unpleasant behavior help us to understand the evolution of men's violence against women? The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate 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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Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans

The Evolution of Human Sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Totten, M. “Girlfriend Abuse as a Form of Masculinity Construction among Violent, Marginal Male Youth.” Men and Masculinities 6 (2003): 70–92.

Author: Martin N. Muller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674054349

Category: Social Science

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In only a few species do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why are females routinely abused in some species, but never in others? And can the study of such unpleasant behavior help us to understand the evolution of men's violence against women? The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate 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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Chimpanzees and Human Evolution

Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Muller, M.N., S.M. Kahlenberg, and R. W. Wrangham. 2009a. Male aggression against females and sexual coercion in chimpanzees.

Author: Martin N. Muller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674967953

Category: Chimpanzees

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Knowledge of wild chimpanzees has expanded dramatically. This volume, edited by Martin Muller, Richard Wrangham, and David Pilbeam, brings together scientists who are leading a revolution to discover and explain human uniqueness, by studying our closest living relatives. Their conclusions may transform our understanding of human evolution.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans

In M. N. Muller & R. W. Wrangham (Eds.), Sexual coercion in primates and humans: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females (pp. 184–217). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Muller, M. N., Kahlenberg, S. M., ...

Author: Todd K. Shackelford

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195396706

Category: Medical

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Sexual conflict - what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge - occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. This is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology.

Author: Todd K. Shackelford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199908301

Category: Psychology

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Sexual conflict -- what happens when the reproductive interests of males and females diverge -- occurs in all sexually reproducing species, including humans. The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is the first volume to assemble the latest theoretical and empirical work on sexual conflict in humans from the leading scholars in the fields of evolutionary psychology and anthropology. Following an introductory section that outlines theory and research on sexual conflict in humans and non-humans, ensuing sections discuss human sexual conflict and its manifestations before and during mating. Chapters in these sections address a range of factors topics and factors, including: - Sexual coercion, jealousy, and partner violence and killing - The ovulatory cycle, female orgasm, and sperm competition - Chemical warfare between ejaculates and female reproductive tracts Chapters in the next section address issues of sexual conflict after the birth of a child. These chapters address sexual conflict as a function of the local sex ratio, men's functional (if unconscious) concern with paternal resemblance to a child, men's reluctance to pay child support, and mate expulsion as a tactic to end a relationship. The handbook's concluding section includes a chapter that considers the impact of sexual conflict on a grander scale, notably on cultural, political, and religious systems. Addressing sexual conflict at its molecular and macroscopic levels, The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans is a fascinating resource for the study of intersexual behavior.
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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence Homicide and War

Dating couples' disagreements over the desired level of sexual intimacy. journal of Sex Research, 24, 15429. Camilleri, (2010). Book review: Sexual coercion in primates and humans: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against ...

Author: Todd K. Shackelford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199738403

Category: Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce the first extensive and authoritative review of this literature. Its breadth of coverage is unique, and ensures that the handbook provides essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, criminology, sociology, ethology, biology, and behavioral ecology.
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The Evolution of Beauty

In Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females, edited by M. N. Muller and R. W. Wrangham, 184–217. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Muller, M. N., and J. C. Mitani.

Author: Richard O. Prum

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385537223

Category: Science

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A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum—reviving Darwin's own views—thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons—for the mere pleasure of it—is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.
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Apes and Human Evolution

Orangutans: sexual coercion without sexual violence. In M. N. Muller and R. W. Wrangham, eds., Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans, 81–111. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. _____ . 2011. Female reproductiveecology ofthe apes.

Author: Russell H. Tuttle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674727854

Category: Science

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In this masterwork, Russell H. Tuttle synthesizes a vast research literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another, and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. Along the way, he refutes the theory that men are essentially killer apes--sophisticated but instinctively aggressive, destructive beings. Situating humans in a broad context, Tuttle musters evidence from morphology and recent fossil discoveries to reveal what early primates ate, where they slept, how they learned to walk upright, how brain and hand anatomy evolved simultaneously, and what else happened evolutionarily to cause humans to diverge from their closest relatives. Despite our genomic similarities with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, humans are unique among primates in occupying a symbolic niche of values and beliefs based on symbolically mediated cognitive processes. Although apes exhibit behaviors that strongly suggest they can think, salient elements of human culture--speech, mating proscriptions, kinship structures, and moral codes--are symbolic systems that are not manifest among apes. This encylopedic volume is both a milestone in primatological research and a critique of what is known and yet to be discovered about human and ape potential.
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Human Evolution and Male Aggression

In M. Muller & R. Wrangham (Eds.), Sexual coercion in primates and humans: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females (pp. 377409). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Panksepp, J. (1998).

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ISBN: 9781621968078

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Mammal Societies

In: Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females (eds M.N. Müller and R.W. Wrangham). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 184–217. Nadler, R.D. (1982) Reproductive behavior ...

Author: Tim Clutton-Brock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119095323

Category: Science

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The book aims to integrate our understanding of mammalian societies into a novel synthesis that is relevant to behavioural ecologists, ecologists, and anthropologists. It adopts a coherent structure that deals initially with the characteristics and strategies of females, before covering those of males, cooperative societies and hominid societies. It reviews our current understanding both of the structure of societies and of the strategies of individuals; it combines coverage of relevant areas of theory with coverage of interspecific comparisons, intraspecific comparisons and experiments; it explores both evolutionary causes of different traits and their ecological consequences; and it integrates research on different groups of mammals with research on primates and humans and attempts to put research on human societies into a broader perspective.
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