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Sex Differences : Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies - Linda Mealey

Sex Differences

Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies

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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

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.

ISBN: 9780080541136
ISBN-10: 2370006765318
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 13th April 2000