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Title LinkSexual coercion in primates and humans : an evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females / edited by Martin N. Muller, Richard W. Wrangham.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Description ix, 483 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Male aggression and sexual coercion of females in primates / Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg, and Richard W. Wrangham -- Evolution of sexual coercion with respect to sexual selection and sexual conflict theory / Jana J. Watson-Capps -- Intersexual conflict in primates : infanticide, paternity allocation, and the role of coercion / Parry Clarke, Gauri Pradhan, and Carel van Schaik -- Orangutans : sexual coercion without sexual violence / Cheryl D. Knott -- Male aggression against females in mountain gorillas : courtship or coercion? / Martha M. Robbins -- The causes and consequences of male aggression directed at female chacma baboons / Dawn M. Kitchen ... [et al.] -- Female-directed aggression and social control in spider monkeys / Andres Link, Anthony Di Fiore, and Stephanie N. Spehar -- Male aggression against females and sexual coercion in chimpanzees / Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg, and Richard W. Wrangham -- Sexual coercion in dolphin consortships : a comparison with chimpanzees / Richard C. Connor and Nicole L. Vollmer -- Male aggression toward females in hamadryas baboons : conditioning, coercion, and control / Larissa Swedell and Amy Schreier -- Coercive violence by human males against their female partners / Margo Wilson and Martin Daly -- The political significance of gender violence / Lars Rodseth and Shannon A. Novak -- Intimate wounds : craniofacial trauma in women and female chimpanzees / Shannon A. Novak and Mallorie A. Hatch -- Human rape : revising evolutionary perspectives / Melissa Emery Thompson -- "Friendship" with males : a female counterstrategy to infanticide in chacma baboons of the Okavango Delta / Ryne Palombit -- The absence of sexual coercion in bonobos / Tommaso Paoli -- Sexual coercion, patriarchal violence, and law / Diane L. Rosenfeld -- Sexual coercion in humans and other primates : the road ahead / Richard W. Wrangham and Martin N. Muller.
Summary "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." -- Book jacket.
Subject LinkPrimates -- Sexual behavior.
LinkAggressive behavior in animals.
Add.Author LinkMuller, Martin N., 1971-
LinkWrangham, Richard W., 1948-

System Number 000673141
ISBN Link9780674033245 (alk. paper)
Link0674033248 (alk. paper)

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