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The Resource Sex at dawn : the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Sex at dawn : the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

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Sex at dawn : the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality
Title
Sex at dawn
Title remainder
the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you know about sex, marriage, family, and society"--Provided by publisher
  • Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. But this narrative is collapsing. Here, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá, while debunking almost everything we "know" about sex, offer a bold alternative explanation. Ryan and Jethá's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. With intelligence, humor, and wonder, Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our struggles over monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. Human beings everywhere and in every era have confronted the same familiar, intimate situations in surprisingly different ways. The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.--From publisher description
Summary
Two psychologists reframe the understanding of lust, monogamy, and family through a discussion on human sexuality based on research in anthropology, primatology, and anatomy and defend their theory that humans evolved in interdependent, promiscuous groups
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356529
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DLC
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1962-
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Ryan, Christopher
Dewey number
306.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jethá, Cacilda
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True
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  • Sex
  • Sex
  • Sex customs
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
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the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality
Label
Sex at dawn : the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn456180239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 400 p.
Isbn
9780061707803
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009045457
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)456180239
Label
Sex at dawn : the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn456180239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 400 p.
Isbn
9780061707803
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009045457
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)456180239

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