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Gender, sexuality and reproduction in evolutionary narratives

Author: Venla Oikkonen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Transformations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it as part of the Darwinian narrative tradition. Refusing to start from the position of dismissing evolutionary psychology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Oikkonen, Venla.
Gender, sexuality and reproduction in evolutionary narratives.
New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2013
(DLC) 2012043934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Venla Oikkonen
ISBN: 9781136200182 1136200185
OCLC Number: 847997624
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Foundational trajectories in Darwin and sociobiology; 2 Narrative variation and the changing meanings of movement; 3 The gendered politics of genetic discourse; 4 The narrative attraction of adulterous desires; 5 Reproductive failure and narrative continuity; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Transformations.
Responsibility: Venla Oikkonen.

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Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it as part of the Darwinian narrative tradition. Refusing to start from the position of dismissing evolutionary psychology as reactionary or scientifically invalid, the book examines evolutionary psychologists' investments in such contested concepts as teleology and variation. The.

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