Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies / Edition 1

Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies / Edition 1

by Linda Mealey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0124874606

ISBN-13: 9780124874602

Pub. Date: 04/17/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The

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Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor.

Key Features
• Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach
• Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999
• Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams
• Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text
• Presents a critical analysis
• Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinking

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124874602
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/17/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Theory:
Introduction.
Sexual Differentiation.
Evolution of Sex and Sex Differences.
Sex as a Life-History Strategy.
Nonhuman Systems:
Male Strategies and Tactics.
Female Strategies and Tactics.
Mating Systems.
Human Systems:
The Human Animal.
Women's Strategies and Tactics.
Men's Strategies and Tactics.
Courtship, Mating, Marriage, and Parenting.
Sexual Politics.
References:
Glossary.
Index.

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