On the origins of gender inequality / Joan Huber
- Huber, Joan, 1925-
- Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, 
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- Physical Description:
- ix, 173 pages ; 23 cm
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- Why the search for human origins stumbled -- Sociobiology. The male model. The search for a two-sex model. Enter postmodernism. The cost of excluding biodata -- From primates to humans -- Who are the primates? And who are the primatologists? The problem of ideology. The baboon model. Man the hunter. The hunter hits the media. Woman the gatherer. A model of man the gatherer. Unresolved issues. Notes. -- The hominids appear -- Natural selection and cultural change. Two-sex trade-offs. One-sex trade-offs. Feeding human juveniles. -- Human milk -- Historical background. The physiology of lactation. The composition of human milk. The discovery of natural fertility. Physiological and social benefits and costs of breastfeeding -- Subsistence modes and infant diet -- The primate fruit diet. Foragers. Hoe societies. Herding societies. Plow societies. Subsistence technology and human health. Parental resources and childcare. The advent of modern sanitation -- The future of gender inequality -- Physiological sex differences. Technology and human behavior. Public opinion. History and social science on warfare. Primitive war. Invention of metallurgy. The intimacy of governance and warfare. Conjoined twins asunder. Combat service and equality. The importance of politics. Notes.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-160) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Anne McDevitt Janiak Endowment for Women's Studies; 20078.
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