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Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, and Rosemarie Sokol Chang


Evolution’s Empress identifies women as active agents within the evolutionary process. The chapters in this volume focus on topics as diverse as female social interactions, mate competition and mating strategies, motherhood, women’s health, sex differences in communication and motivation, sex discrimination, and women in literature. The volume editors bring together a diverse range of perspectives to demonstrate ways in which evolutionary approaches to human behavior have thus far been too limited. By reconsidering the role of women in evolution, this volume furthers the goal of generating dia ... More

Keywords: emale social interactions, mate competition, mating strategies, motherhood, women’s health, sex differences, sex discrimination, women in literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892747
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maryanne L. Fisher, editor
Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University

Justin R. Garcia, editor
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington

Rosemarie Sokol Chang, editor
State University of New York New Paltz and Southern New Hampshire University

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