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Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans

An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression against Females

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$70.00 • £56.95 • €63.00

ISBN 9780674033245

Publication Date: 06/19/2009


504 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

24 halftones, 56 line illustrations, 20 tables


  • I. Introduction and Theory
    • 1. Male Aggression and Sexual Coercion of Females in Primates [Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg, and Richard W. Wrangham]
    • 2. Evolution of Sexual Coercion with Respect to Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict Theory [Jana J. Watson-Capps]
    • 3. Inter-Sexual Conflict in Primates: Infanticide, Paternity Allocation, and the Role of Coercion [Parry Clarke, Gauri Pradhan, and Carel van Schaik]
  • II. Sexual Coercion and Mate Guarding in Non-Human Primates
    • 4. Orangutans: Sexual Coercion without Sexual Violence [Cheryl Knott]
    • 5. Male Aggression against Females in Mountain Gorillas: Courtship or Coercion? [Martha Robbins]
    • 6. The Causes and Consequences of Male Aggression Directed at Female Chacma Baboons [Dawn M. Kitchen, Jacinta C. Beehner, Thore J. Bergman, Dorothy L. Cheney, Catherine Crockford, Anne L. Engh, Julia Fischer, Robert M. Seyfarth, and Roman M. Wittig]
    • 7. Female-Directed Aggression and Social Control in Spider Monkeys [Andres Link, Anthony Di Fiore, and Stephanie N. Spehar]
    • 8. Male Aggression against Females and Sexual Coercion in Chimpanzees [Martin N. Muller, Sonya M. Kahlenberg, and Richard W. Wrangham]
    • 9. Sexual Coercion in Dolphin Consortships: A Comparison with Chimpanzees [Richard C. Connor and Nicole L. Vollmer]
    • 10. Male Aggression toward Females in Hamadryas Baboons: Conditioning, Coercion, and Control [Larissa Swedell and Amy Schreier]
  • III. Sexual Coercion and Mate Guarding in Humans
    • 11. Coercive Violence by Human Males against Their Female Partners [Margo Wilson and Martin Daly]
    • 12. The Political Significance of Gender Violence [Lars Rodseth and Shannon Novak]
    • 13. Intimate Wounds: Craniofacial Trauma in Women and Female Chimpanzees [Shannon Novak and Mallorie Hatch]
    • 14. Human Rape: Revising Evolutionary Perspectives [Melissa Emery Thompson]
  • IV. Female Counterstrategies
    • 15. “Friendship” with Males: A Female Counterstrategy to Infanticide in Chacma Baboons of the Okavango Delta [Ryne Palombit]
    • 16. The Absence of Sexual Coercion in Bonobos [Tommaso Paoli]
    • 17. Sexual Coercion, Patriarchal Violence, and Law [Diane L. Rosenfeld]
  • V. Summary and Conclusions
    • 18. Sexual Coercion in Humans and Other Primates: The Road Ahead [Richard W. Wrangham and Martin N. Muller]
  • List of Contributors
  • Index

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