The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People

כריכה קדמית
Macmillan, 2002 - 240 עמודים
4 ביקורות
"Using the same DNA fingerprinting technology used in the courtroom, biologists have now been able to trace parenthood in animals for the first time with certainty. The results have been astonishing: Even among those species previously thought to be monogamous, cheating on your mate is common--for both sexes. In The Myth of Monogamy, David Barash and Judith Eve Lipton describe how this new research shows that there is simply no question whether sexual desire for multiple partners is 'natural.' It is. Similarly, there is no question of monogamy being 'natural.' It isn't. Armed with this evidence, scientists have also been able to explain such important questions as why animals (including humans) cheat, why the myth of monogamy was created in the first place, how men and women were sucked into the monogamy hoax, who stands to gain the most by perpetuating the myth of monogamy, and how big of a role procreation plays in the desire to have several sex partners. Finally, The Myth of Monogamy explores the implications of these dramatic new findings for humans, in terms of relationships, parenting, aggression, and more"--Publisher description.
 

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An entertaining look at the history...and future...of monogamy, and the biological status as an unnatural state of affairs for humans. Detailing the various forms of information to determine monogamous habits, the authors conclude that humans are not, in fact, naturally monogamous. קרא סקירה מלאה

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An entertaining look at the history...and future...of monogamy, and the biological status as an unnatural state of affairs for humans. Detailing the various forms of information to determine monogamous habits, the authors conclude that humans are not, in fact, naturally monogamous. קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

Monogamy for Beginners
1
Undermining the Myth Males
15
Undermining the Myth Females Choosing Male Genes
57
Undermining the Myth Females Other Considerations
87
Why Does Monogamy Occur At All?
113
What Are Human Beings Naturally?
139
So What?
181
Notes
193
Index
223
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מידע על המחבר (2002)

David P. Barash, Ph.D., is a zoologist and is currently professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Making Sense of Sex, co-authored by Judith Lipton.

Judith Eve Lipton, M.D., a psychiatrist specializing in women's issues, is the recipient of many honors, including a fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association.

Married since 1977, Barash and Lipton live in Redmond, Washington.

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