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The Resource Sex, time, and power : how women's sexuality shaped human evolution, Leonard Shlain

Sex, time, and power : how women's sexuality shaped human evolution, Leonard Shlain

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Sex, time, and power : how women's sexuality shaped human evolution
Title
Sex, time, and power
Title remainder
how women's sexuality shaped human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Shlain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long ago, due to the narrowness of her bipedal pelvis and the increasing size of her infants' heads, the human female began to experience high childbirth death rates, precipitating a crisis for the species. Natural selection adapted her to this unique environmental stress by drastically reconfiguring her hormonal cycles. Her estrus disappeared and menses mysteriously entrained with the periodicity of the moon. Women formulated the concept of a month, which in turn allowed them to make the connection between sex and pregnancy. Upon learning the majestic secret of time, these ancestral females then gained the power to refuse sex when they were ovulating. Men were forced to confront women who possessed a mind of their own." "Women taught men about time, and men used this knowledge to become the planet's most fearsome predator. Unfortunately, they also discovered that they were mortal. Men then invented religions to soften the certainty of death. Subsequently, they belatedly grasped the functions of sex. The possibility of achieving a kind of immortality through heirs drove men to construct patriarchal cultures whose purpose was to control women's reproductive choices." "Leonard Shlain explores how these archaic insights about sex, time, and power dramatically altered all subsequent human culture, from the nature of courtship to the origin of marriage to the evolution of language, creating the conditions for two people to love each other more deeply and longer than any other animal. Sex, Time, and Power is a compelling book that challenges accepted views of human sexuality and is sure to stimulate new thinking about old matters."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shlain, Leonard
Dewey number
306.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ23
LC item number
.S486 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual attraction
  • Mate selection
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
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Sex, time, and power : how women's sexuality shaped human evolution, Leonard Shlain
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Iron, sex, and women -- Unknown mother / African Eve -- Big brain / narrow pelvis -- Red blood / white milk -- Plant iron / meat iron -- Gyna Sapiens / Gyna all-the-others -- Periods / perils -- Her climax / his climax -- Grandmothers / circumcision -- pt. 2. Iron, sex, and men -- Prey / predator -- Carnivory / vegetarianism -- Menarche / mustaches -- Premenstrual tension / masturbatory tension -- pt. 3. Sex and time -- Moon / menses -- Woo / I do -- Anima / Animus -- Gay / lesbian -- Same sex / hermaphrodite -- pt. 4. Death and paternity -- Mortality / angst -- Superstition / laughter -- Father / mother -- Incest / dowries -- Wife / husband -- pt. 5. Men and women -- Misogyny / patriarchy -- Unknown mother / African Eve / modern woman
Control code
ocm51241979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 420 pages
Isbn
9780670032334
Lccn
2002041186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51241979
  • (OCoLC)51241979
Label
Sex, time, and power : how women's sexuality shaped human evolution, Leonard Shlain
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Iron, sex, and women -- Unknown mother / African Eve -- Big brain / narrow pelvis -- Red blood / white milk -- Plant iron / meat iron -- Gyna Sapiens / Gyna all-the-others -- Periods / perils -- Her climax / his climax -- Grandmothers / circumcision -- pt. 2. Iron, sex, and men -- Prey / predator -- Carnivory / vegetarianism -- Menarche / mustaches -- Premenstrual tension / masturbatory tension -- pt. 3. Sex and time -- Moon / menses -- Woo / I do -- Anima / Animus -- Gay / lesbian -- Same sex / hermaphrodite -- pt. 4. Death and paternity -- Mortality / angst -- Superstition / laughter -- Father / mother -- Incest / dowries -- Wife / husband -- pt. 5. Men and women -- Misogyny / patriarchy -- Unknown mother / African Eve / modern woman
Control code
ocm51241979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 420 pages
Isbn
9780670032334
Lccn
2002041186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51241979
  • (OCoLC)51241979

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