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Sex at dawn : how we mate, why we stray, and what it means for modern relationships

Autor: Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jethá
Verlag: New York, NY : Harper, 2011, ©2010.
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"In this controversial, thought provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we 'know' about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human  Weiterlesen…
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Alle Autoren: Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jethá
ISBN: 9780061707810 0061707813
OCLC-Nummer: 670476379
Anmerkungen: Originally published in hardcover in 2010 with subtitle: The prehistoric origins of modern sexuality.
Beschreibung: xiii, 402, 14 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Inhalt: Preface: Primate meets his match (a note from one of the authors) --
Introduction: Another well-intentioned inquisition --
Few million years in a few pages --
Part 1: On The Origin Of The Specious: --
Remember the Yucatan! --
You are what you eat --
What Darwin didn't know about sex --
Flintstonization of prehistory --
What is evolutionary psychology and why should you care? --
Lewis Henry Morgan --
Closer look at the standard narrative of human sexual evolution --
How Darwin insults your mother (the dismal science of sexual economics) --
Famously flaccid female libido --
Male parental investment (MPI) --
Mixed strategies in the war between the sexes --
Extended sexual receptivity and concealed ovulation --
Ape in the mirror --
Primates and human nature --
Doubting the chimpanzee model --
In search of primate continuity --
Part 2: Lust In Paradise (Solitary?): --
Who lost what in paradise? --
On getting funky and rockin' round the clock --
Who's your daddies? --
Joy of S E Ex --
Promise of promiscuity --
Bonobo beginnings --
Mommies dearest --
Nuclear meltdown --
Making a mess of marriage, mating, and monogamy --
Marriage: the "fundamental condition" of the human species? --
On matrimonial whoredom --
Paternity certainty: the crumbling cornerstone of the standard narrative --
Love, lust, and liberty at Lugu Lake --
On the inevitability of patriarchy --
March of the monogamous --
Jealousy: a beginner's guide to coveting thy neighbor's spouse --
Zero-sum sex --
How to tell when a man loves a woman --
Part 3: Way We Weren't: --
Wealth of nature (poor?) --
Poor, pitiful me --
Despair of millionaires --
Finding contentment "at the bottom of the scale of human beings --
Selfish meme (nasty?) --
Homo economicus --
Tragedy of the commons --
Dreams of perpetual progress --
Ancient poverty or assumed affluence? --
On Paleolithic politics --
Never-ending battle over prehistoric war (brutish?) --
Professor Pinker, red in tooth and claw --
Mysterious disappearance of Margaret Power --
Spoils of war --
Napoleonic invasion (the Yanomami controversy) --
Desperate search for hippie hypocrisy and bonobo brutality --
Longevity lie (short?) --
When does life begin? When does it end? --
Is 80 the new 30? --
Stressed to death --
Who you calling a starry-eyed romantic, pal? --
Part 4: Bodies In Motion: --
Little big man --
All's fair in love and sperm war --
Truest measure of a man --
Hard core in the Stone Age --
Sometimes a penis is just a penis --
Prehistory of O --
"What horrid extravagancies of Minde!" --
Beware the devil's teat --
Force required to suppress it --
When girls go wild --
Female copulatory vocalization --
Sin tetas, no hay paraiso --
Come again? --
Part 5: Men Are From Africa, Women Are From Africa --
On Mona Lisa's mind --
Pervert's lament --
Just say what? --
Kellogg's guide to child abuse --
Curse of Calvin Coolidge --
Perils of monotomy (monogamy + monotony) --
Few more reasons I need somebody new (just like you) --
Confronting the sky together --
Everybody out of the closet --
Marriage of the Sun and the Moon --
Author's note --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
References and suggested further reading --
Index.
Andere Titel How we mate, why we stray, and what it means for modern relationships
Verfasserangabe: Christopher Ryan, PhD, and Cacilda Jethá, MD.

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