The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present

The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present

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As countless love songs, movies, and self-help books attest, men and women have long sought different things. The result? Seemingly inevitable conflict. Yet we belong to the most cooperative species on the planet. Isn't there a way we can use this capacity to achieve greater harmony and equality between the sexes? In The War of the Sexes, Paul Seabright argues that there is--but first we must understand how the tension between conflict and cooperation developed in… (more)

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Sturdy old pessimists will not be persuaded, of course. By jumping straight from the stone age to the 21st century Seabright has managed to overlook more than a few sources of persistent injustice. And, like many economists, he is in danger of imagining that life ends when we stop work. But his confidence is beguiling, a glimmer of light in a gloomy old world.

As our author maintains, in his ‘I’ve-done-the-research-and-know-what-I’m-talking-about manner, ‘females are more likely to prefer no sex to mediocre sex, while males are quite happy to accept mediocre sex if the alternative is no sex at all’.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 09, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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