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Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression against Females
edited by Martin N. Muller and Richard W. Wrangham
Harvard University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-674-03324-5 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05434-9
Library of Congress Classification QL737.P9S442 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 156.5

In only a few species do males strategically employ violence to control female sexuality. Why are females routinely abused in some species, but never in others? And can the study of such unpleasant behavior help us to understand the evolution of men's violence against women? The book presents extensive field research and analysis to evaluate 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.

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