Sex, Power, Conflict: Evolutionary and Feminist Perspectives

By David M. Buss

Sexual harassment within the place of work, date rape, and family violence dominate the headlines and feature lately sparked scholarly debates in regards to the nature of the sexes. at the same time, the clinical group is accomplishing learn in subject matters of intercourse and gender matters. certainly, extra learn is being performed at the issues of sexual clash and coercion than at the other time within the heritage of the social sciences. regardless of this recognition, it really is transparent that those matters are being addressed from basically assorted views: one is categorized "feminist", whereas the opposite, considered as antithetical to the feminist stream, is termed "evolutionary psychology", which emphasizes the heritage of reproductive recommendations in realizing clash among the sexes. This ebook brings jointly major specialists from each side of the controversy for you to notice how each one might supply insights missing within the different. The editors' total aim is to teach how the feminist and evolutionary ways are complementary regardless of their obtrusive transformations, then supply an integration and synthesis. in reality, a number of of the members to this targeted quantity reflect on themselves advocates of either ways. As a stimulating presentation of the dynamics of intercourse, energy, and conflict--and a pioneering rapprochement of the varied developments in the medical community-- this booklet will allure a large viewers in either psychology and women's stories fields.

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