Sex at Dawn Intro, Ch.1 and Ch.2
Sex at Dawn Intro, Ch.1 and Ch.2 SOCI 3322
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Sex at Dawn Notes Introduction Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Introduction The American Medical Association reports that 42 suffer from sexual dysfunction Pornography reported to make between 50 billion to 100 billion dollars annually Jared Diamond the shift to agriculture is a catastrophe from which we have never recovered Steven Mithen the origins of farming is a defining event of human history the one turning point that has resulted in modern humans having a quite different type of lifestyle and condition to all other animals and past types of humans Chapter 1 Something that feels natural or unnatural does not mean it is It is the familiar fingers of culture in our minds Detribalization discerning the cultural from the human Chapter 2 Darwin the female is less eager than the male she requires to be courted she is coy this isn t particularly applicable to human beings or for that matter the primates most closely related to us Sigmund Freud civilization is build largely on erotic energy that has been blocked concentrated accumulated and redirected Mythology the loom on which we weave the raw materials of daily experience into a coherent story David Feinstein and Stanley Krippner Flinstonization tendency to project contemporary cultural proclivities into the distant pass 0 Lack of solid data 0 Psychological need to explain justify and celebrate one s own life and times Evolution is NOT a process of improvement Natural selection asserts that species change as they adapt to changing environments EO Wilson Sociobiology evolutionary theory could be applied to behavior not just bodies Renamed Evolutionary Psychology Peter of Spain although women experienced greater quantity of pleasure men s sexual pleasure was of higher quality 0 He was elected Pope John XXI Andrew J Cherlin there are more partners in the personal lives of Americans than in the lives of people of any other Western Country Darwins Sexual Selection in most mammals the female has a much higher investment in offspring than does the male 0 Struggle between males for sexual access to passive fertile females who would submit to the victor Lewis Henry Morgan only American scholar to have been cited by Darwin Freud and Marx 0 Most in uential social scientist and father of American anthropology Promiscuity having a number of ongoing sexual relationships at the same time
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