Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary by Venla Oikkonen PDF

By Venla Oikkonen

Since the early Nineties, evolutionary psychology has produced largely well known visions of contemporary women and men as pushed by way of their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and copy in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical charm of evolutionary psychology via viewing it as a part of the Darwinian narrative culture.



Refusing to begin from the location of brushing aside evolutionary psychology as reactionary or scientifically invalid, the publication examines evolutionary psychologists’ investments in such contested options as teleology and edition. The publication strains the emergence of evolutionary mental narratives of gender, sexuality and copy, encompassing:



  • Charles Darwin’s knowing of transformation and sexual difference

  • Edward O. Wilson’s evolutionary mythology and the evolution-creationism controversy

  • Richard Dawkins’ molecular company and new imaging technologies

  • the connections among adultery, infertility and homosexuality in adaptationist thought.



Through renowned, literary and medical texts, the e-book identifies either the innovative capability and the structural weaknesses in evolutionary narratives, commencing them up for feminist and queer revision. This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars and students of the arts and social sciences, rather in gender stories, cultural experiences, literature, sexualities, and technology and expertise studies.

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