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The evils of polygyny : evidence of its harm to women, men, and society

Author: Rose McDermott; Kristen Renwick Monroe; B J Wray; Robert Jervis; Valerie M Hudson
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
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"One powerful structural factor which enforces and replicates patterns of male dominance is the practice of polygyny, which is shown by data to be harmful to women, children, men, and society"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDermott, Rose, 1962-
Evils of polygyny.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017052531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rose McDermott; Kristen Renwick Monroe; B J Wray; Robert Jervis; Valerie M Hudson
ISBN: 9781501714849 1501714848
OCLC Number: 1010668935
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : polygyny and the treatment of women / Kristen Renwick Monroe --
The meaning and meanness of polygyny / Rose McDermott --
Making new garments from old cloth : reincorporating clinical and developmental psychology into models of political behavior / Rose McDermott and Peter K. Hatemi --
Polygyny and violence against women / Rose McDermott and Jonathan Cowden --
Attitudes toward polygyny : experimental evidence from six countries / Rose McDermott, Michael Dickerson, Steve Fish, Danielle Lussier, and Jonathan Cowden --
Comment 1 : The Canadian polygamy reference : demonstrating harms to the court / B.J. Wray --
Comment 2 : Polygyny, pastoralism, and violence against women / Robert Jervis --
Comment 3 : The deep structure of collective security : thoughts on McDermott, Smuts and Sanday / Valerie Hudson --
Afterword : the Easton lectures and David Easton's intellectual legacy / Kristen Renwick Monroe.
Responsibility: Rose McDermott ; edited by Kristen Renwick Monroe ; commentary by B.J. Wray, Robert Jervis, and Valerie Hudson.
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