9780412073618-0412073617-Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers

Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers

ISBN-13: 9780412073618
ISBN-10: 0412073617
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Author: Gowaty, Patricia
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 648 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780412073618
ISBN-10: 0412073617
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Author: Gowaty, Patricia
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 648 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gowaty, Patricia wrote Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers comprising 648 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0412073617 and 9780412073618. Since then Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections and Frontiers textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Standing at the intersection of evolutionary biology and feminist theory is a large audience interested in the questions one field raises for the other. Have evolutionary biologists worked largely or strictly within a masculine paradigm, seeing males as evolving and females as merely reacting passively or carried along with the tide? Would our view of nature `red in tooth in claw' be different if women had played a larger role in the creation of evolutionary theory and through education in its transmission to younger generations? Is there any such thing as a feminist science or feminist methodology? For feminists, does any kind of biological determinism undermine their contention that gender roles purely constructed, not inherent in the human species? Does the study of animals have anything to say to those preoccupied with the evolution and behavior of humans? All these questions and many more are addressed by this book, whose contributing authors include leading scholars in both feminism and evolutionary biology. Bound to be controversial, this book is addressed to evolutionary biologists and to feminists and to the large number of people interested in women's studies.

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