Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin?: Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory (Paperback)
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Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin?: Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 10/02/2005
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The relationship between feminism and the biological sciences has always been particularly tense and hostile. Feminists have been inclined not to trust what scientists had to say about the sexes, with science often being pronounced a Owhite, male enterprise.O But why should feminism and the biological sciences remain at odds? And what might be gained from a reconciliation? In Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin? Griet Vandermassen shows that, rather than continuing this enmity, feminism and the biological sciences, and in particular evolutionary psychology, have the potential and the need to become powerful allies. Properly understood, the Darwinian perspective proposed in this volume will become essential to tackling the major issues in feminism.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742543515
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 231 x 156 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Vandermassen demonstrates the power and elegance of Darwinian modes of explanation of the range and diversity of sex differences and, in doing so, has opened up a new form of feminist theory. -- Elizabeth Grosz, Jean Fox O'Barr Women's Studies Professor, Duke University
Griet Vandermassen's splendidly readable book should inform and inspire not only feminists but anyone who cares about science-its methods, its objectivity, its history, and its place in society. -- Helena Cronin, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics
This very readable book should pave the way for a more informed debate and some degree of reconciliation between feminists and evolutionary biologists. * Biologist *
Griet Vandermassen provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the 150-year-long saga of marginalization, mutual suspicion, misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and missed opportunities between biology and feminist thinking. It is my hope that Vandermassen's remarkable book will remind evolutionary biologists of the contributions that feminists have made and challenge a new generation of feminist scholars to re-engage and integrate evolutionary perspectives into their understanding of the human condition. -- Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection (1999) and The Woman That Never Evolved (1981)
A book that would spark much discussion in evolutionary psychology and women's studies courses. * Sex Roles: A Journal of Research *

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