Demonic Males

Demonic Males

Apes and the Origins of Human Violence

Book - 1996
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Houghton
Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Demonic Males offers startling new answers to these questions. Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, the book unfolds a compelling argument that the secrets of a peaceful society may well be, first, a sharing of power between males and females, and second, a high level and variety of sexual activity, both homosexual and heterosexual. Dramatic, vivid, and sometimes shocking, but firmly grounded in meticulous scientific research, Demonic Males will stir controversy and debate. It will be required reading for anyone concerned about the spiral of violence undermining human society.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on recent discoveries about human evolution to examine whether violence among men is a product of their primitive heritage, and searches for solutions to the problems of war, rape, and murder

Book News
Draws on the latest discoveries about human evolution and the behavior of the great apes, especially bonobos, to explain why men are more violent than women. Thought-provoking reading for general readers and students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, Demonic Males offers startling new answers to these questions. Dramatic, vivid, and sometimes shocking, but firmly grounded in meticulous scientific research, Demonic Males will stir controversy and debate. It will be required reading for anyone concerned about the spiral of violence undermining human society.

Baker
& Taylor

The author draws on the latest discoveries about human evolution to examine whether violence among men is a product of their primitive heritage, and searches for solutions to the perennial problems of war, rape, and murder.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996
ISBN: 9780395690017
0395690013
Branch Call Number: 156.5 WRA
Characteristics: 350p. : maps ; 22cm
Additional Contributors: Peterson, Dale

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