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by Richard G. Bribiescas

eBook Men: Evolutionary and Life History epub
  • ISBN: 0674022939
  • Author: Richard G. Bribiescas
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (November 30, 2006)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • ePUB size: 1805 kb
  • FB2 size 1909 kb
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Men presents a new approach to understanding the human male by drawing upon life history and evolutionary theory.

Men presents a new approach to understanding the human male by drawing upon life history and evolutionary theory. Because life history theory focuses on the timing of, and energetic investment in, particular aspects of physiology, such as growth and reproduction, Richard Bribiescas and his fellow anthropologists are now using it in the study of humans. This has led to an increased understanding of human female physiologyâe"especially growth and reproductionâe"from an evolutionary and life history perspective

Richard Bribiescas puts men under the microscope and discovers reasons for their dysfunctionality. For anyone interested in the evolutionary and life history of human males, this may be just the book to have on one's shelf.

Richard Bribiescas puts men under the microscope and discovers reasons for their dysfunctionality. as well as their success at accumulating social, economic, and political power. In Men, Bribiescas unravels maleness using traditional evolutionary theory alongside something called 'life history theory': an approach common in contemporary biology that seeks to understand the impact on human behavior of important life events such as growth and reproduction. Ludovic Hunter-Tilney Financial Times 2006-11-24).

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Richard G. Bribiescas teaches biological anthropology at Yale University and is the author of Men: Evolutionary and Life History and How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality. Evolution Expert: ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Doesn’t Explain Sexual Harassment. Evolution Expert: ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Doesn’t Explain Sexual Harassment As an anthropologist who studies the evolutionary biology of men, I have followed with distress the recent spate of reports on the sexual harassment and abuse of women by high-profile men, and the inevitable question.

Males account for roughly 50 percent of the global population, but in America and other places, they account for over 85 percent of violent crime. A graph of relative risk of death in human males shows that mortality is high immediately following birth, falls during childhood, then exhibits a distinct rise between the ages of 15 and 35—primarily the result of accidents, violence, and risky behaviors. Why? What compels males to drive fast, act violently, and behave stupidly? Why are men's lives so different from those of women?

Men presents a new approach to understanding the human male by drawing upon life history and evolutionary theory. Because life history theory focuses on the timing of, and energetic investment in, particular aspects of physiology, such as growth and reproduction, Richard Bribiescas and his fellow anthropologists are now using it in the study of humans. This has led to an increased understanding of human female physiology—especially growth and reproduction—from an evolutionary and life history perspective. However, little attention has been directed toward these characteristics in males. Men provides a new understanding of human male physiology and applies it to contemporary health issues such as prostate cancer, testosterone replacement therapy, and the development of a male contraceptive.

Men proves that understanding human physiology requires global research in traditionally overlooked areas and that evolutionary and life history theory have much to offer toward this endeavor.

Comments: (4)
Tto
This book can definitely be updated now, but although it is written by someone in the biology field (which they usually don't give the social aspect of humans much though) even he can't deny how much of what we think men are, is just a social construction led by an androcentric-patriarchal society. Definitely a must read. It definitely will open tons of men's and women's eyes and will create an opening for human consciousness. Regardless of the old-fashion/androcentric postulates he talks about in the book, he definitely does it in a manner that leaves the reader seeing the bigger picture and actually leaves space for skepticism towards what we have been fed for tons of years as to what a man is and the gender role designated to "him".
Whitesmasher
I think this book is a MUST read. I come from a technical background having done by undergrad in electrical engineering. therefore I had limited exposure to concepts in biology and evolutionary theory etc. But the way the author has written this book makes any layman read it and understand it. It was HIGHLY informative. It is heavily cited and i feel that there is so much 'useful' information in it. All the results of the various studies that have been performed were explained with such simplicity and elegance. He is also very honest and unbiased in his analysis by stating that much has yet to be learned about human evolution.

Overall, just read it!!!
Mayno
You might think you do, but until you read this book you're probably missing more than you realize. Bribiescas deftly and delightfully brings the powerful lens of evolutionary theory to bear on his half of the human race, producing a cradle-to-the-grave analysis of what it means to be "a man." The fact that reproductive strategies and sexual selection have had a powerful hand in shaping our species will not be a surprise to anyone who has been interested in the lively literature on evolution and human nature that has been coming from the pens of a host of capable authors in the past couple of decades. But few if any of these previous writers have been able to blend the logic of evolutionary theory with the staggering wealth of physiological and ecological detail that Bribiescas commands. Nearly every page elicits a drawn out, "Oooh! So that's why!" and an eager turn to follow the trail further. The reader is hardly aware, though, of how much heavy-duty biology is being ingested because the writing style is so easy and peppered with wit and charm. I would recommend this book to the serious scientist and the clinician as heartily as to the popular science enthusiast. Indeed, I have already assigned it as required reading for my undergraduate course at Harvard where I expect it to be enthusiastically received. Kudos to Bribiescas! Give yourself a treat and read this book!
Uscavel
Richard Bribiescas's "Men: Evolutionary and Life History" combines thought-provoking science with anecdotes and examples in biology to explain how natural selection has shaped male physiology and behavior. His writing is clear and easily understandable to the layman/general public, yet never dumbed-down, and he effectively illustrates abstract ideas with examples from a variety of human populations (the !Kung, Ache, and Huli, to name a few) and other animal species (everything from scorpion flies to alligators to baboons). This book is appropriate for a wide audience-the layperson interested in learning about what makes males behave the way they do, the student learning both fundamental and cutting-edge principles in reproductive ecology, and the specialist involved in teaching these ideas in a university environment. In addition, because many of the ideas in Bribiescas' book are related to male biology, anyone interested in understanding the ways in which testosterone and our modern environment are related to cancer, reproductive function, and aging will find "Men: Evolutionary and Life History" to be both fascinating and relevant.
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