Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture

Blood Relations Menstruation and the Origins of Culture The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor This original and ingenious book presents a new theory

  • Title: Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture
  • Author: ChrisKnight
  • ISBN: 9780300063080
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the commonThe emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women.

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    1. A fascinating and challenging look at the evolution of human society, as mediated by the female of the species through concealment of ovulation. Convincingly argued, this book makes it difficult to conceive of civilization as ever being a construct of men.[timothyjpmason/WebPage]

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