Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections by Patricia Adair Gowaty (auth.), Patricia Adair Gowaty (eds.)

By Patricia Adair Gowaty (auth.), Patricia Adair Gowaty (eds.)

Standing on the intersection of evolutionary biology and feminist idea is a big viewers attracted to the questions one box increases for the opposite. Have evolutionary biologists labored principally or strictly inside of a masculine paradigm, seeing men as evolving and adult females as only reacting passively or carried besides the tide? might our view of nature `red in the teeth in claw' be diverse if ladies had performed a bigger position within the construction of evolutionary concept and during schooling in its transmission to more youthful generations? Is there this sort of factor as a feminist technological know-how or feminist technique? For feminists, does any form of organic determinism undermine their rivalry that gender roles only developed, now not inherent within the human species? Does the examine of animals have something to claim to these preoccupied with the evolution and behaviour of people? most of these questions and plenty of extra are addressed by means of this booklet, whose contributing authors contain major students in either feminism and evolutionary biology. certain to be arguable, this e-book is addressed to evolutionary biologists and to feminists and to the big variety of humans drawn to women's studies.

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I alert my students to ask about variance whenever they hear mean (as in nasty), mean (as in average) statements about "gender-specific" traits. Jane Lancaster's chapter is an evolutionary biologist's perspective on human reproductive strategies and the status of women in relation to popUlation growth and social stratification. She focuses on one of the main puzzles that patterns of human fertility offer the evolutionist. Currently the human species commands more of the world's resources as a species, yet we as a species evidence the lowest rate of fertility in human history.

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