Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females by Martin N. Muller | 9780674033245 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females

Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females

by Martin N. Muller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674033248

ISBN-13: 9780674033245

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Harvard

Conflict between males and females over reproduction is ubiquitous in nature due to fundamental differences between the sexes in reproductive rates and investment in offspring. In only a few species, however, do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why are so many of these primates? Why are females routinely abused in some species, but

Overview

Conflict between males and females over reproduction is ubiquitous in nature due to fundamental differences between the sexes in reproductive rates and investment in offspring. In only a few species, however, do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why are so many of these primates? Why are females routinely abused in some species, but never in others? And can the study of such unpleasant behavior by our closest relatives help us to understand the evolution of men’s violence against women?

In the first systematic attempt to assess and understand primate male aggression as an expression of sexual conflict, the contributors to this volume consider coercion in direct and indirect forms: direct, in overcoming female resistance to mating; indirect, in decreasing the chance the female will mate with other males. The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate the form of sexual coercion in a range of species—including all of the great apes and humans—and to clarify its role in shaping social relationships among males, among females, and between the sexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674033245
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


    Introduction and Theory
  1. Male Aggression and Sexual Coercion of Females in Primates
    Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg and Richard W. Wrangham
  2. Evolution of Sexual Coercion with Respect to Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict Theory
    Jana J. Watson-Capps
  3. Inter-Sexual Conflict in Primates: Infanticide, Paternity Allocation, and the Role of Coercion
    Parry Clarke, Gauri Pradhan and Carel van Schaik

  4. Sexual Coercion and Mate Guarding in Non-Human Primates
  5. Orangutans: Sexual Coercion Without Sexual Violence
    Cheryl Knott
  6. Male Aggression Against Females in Mountain Gorillas: Courtship or Coercion?
    Martha Robbins
  7. The Causes and Consequences of Male Aggression Directed at Female Chacma Baboons
    Dawn M. Kitchen, Jacinta C. Beehner, Thore J. Bergman, Dorothy L. Cheney, Catherine Crockford, Anne L. Engh, Julia Fischer, Robert M. Seyfarth and Roman M. Wittig
  8. Female-Directed Aggression and Social Control in Spider Monkeys
    Andres Link, Anthony Di Fiore and Stephanie N. Spehar
  9. Male Aggression Against Females and Sexual Coercion in Chimpanzees
    Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg and Richard W. Wrangham
  10. Sexual Coercion in Dolphin Consortships: a Comparison with Chimpanzees
    Richard C. Connor and Nicole L. Vollmer
  11. Male Aggression toward Females in Hamadryas Baboons: Conditioning, Coercion, and Control
    Larissa Swedell and Amy Schreier

  12. Sexual Coercion and Mate Guarding in Humans
  13. Coercive Violence by Human Males Against Their Female Partners
    Margo Wilson and Martin Daly
  14. The Political Significance of Gender Violence
    Lars Rodseth and Shannon Novak
  15. Intimate Wounds: Cranio-Facial Trauma in Women and Female Chimpanzees
    Shannon Novak and Mallorie Hatch
  16. Human Rape: Revising Evolutionary Perspectives
    Melissa Emery Thompson

  17. Female Counterstrategies
  18. “Friendship” with Males: A Female Counterstrategy to Infanticide in Chacma Baboons of the Okavango Delta
    Ryne Palombit
  19. The Absence of Sexual Coercion in Bonobos
    Tommaso Paoli
  20. Sexual Coercion, Patriarchal Violence and Law
    Diane L. Rosenfeld

  21. Summary and Conclusions
  22. Sexual Coercion in Humans and Other Primates: The Road Ahead
    Richard W. Wrangham and Martin N. Muller

  • List of Contributors
  • Index

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