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A mind of her own : the evolutionary psychology of women

Author: Anne Campbell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theories of evolution portray men as active individuals forging their way forward. The role women get is that of the passive individual riding the coat tails of their male suitors. Is it any wonder feminists are dismissive of such evolutionary approaches? In this new book, Anne Campbell challenges the passive role of women in evolutionary theory, and redresses the current bias within evolutionary writing. Guiding  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Campbell
ISBN: 9780198504986 0198504985
OCLC Number: 48532779
Description: 393 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The essential woman : biophobia and the study of sex differences --
Mothers matter most : women and parental investment --
High stakes and low risks : women and aggression --
Who does she think she is? Women and status --
Like a sister : women and friendship --
But she that filches from me my good name : women and competition --
In the underworld : women and crime --
A coincidence of interests : women and marriage --
Counting the ways : the unique woman.
Responsibility: Anne Campbell.
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Theories of human evolution portray men as active individuals who shaped future generations by competition, creating a critical gulf between reproductive winners and losers. But what role is left for  Read more...

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