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The Resource Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce, Helen E. Fisher

Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce, Helen E. Fisher

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Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce
Title
Anatomy of love
Title remainder
the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce
Statement of responsibility
Helen E. Fisher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why do we marry? Why are some people adulterous? Why do human beings divorce? What is infatuation? When did human love and sex evolve, and what is the future of the family? In this brilliant book anthropologist Helen Fisher examines the innate aspects of sex and love and marriage, those traits and tendencies that we inherited from our past. She examines flirting behavior and the other courting postures and vocal tones we use naturally to court each other. She explains love-at-first-sight and why we fall in love with one person rather than another. She explores the brain chemistry of attraction and attachment. And she looks at divorce in 62 societies and adultery in 42 cultures to illustrate her new theory, the "four-year itch."
  • Fisher traces the evolution of human courtship, marriage, adultery, divorce, re-marriage, and the sexual emotions back to their origins on the grasslands of Africa four million years ago. Women, men, and power, the genesis of teenage, the origin of human conscience, gender differences in the brain, and many other aspects of human sexuality take on new meaning as she follows human kind from caves in Africa through the agricultural revolution and on into contemporary Western social life. In the last chapter, Fisher looks at several modern trends and concludes that many are not new. Instead, these family patterns came across the centuries, up from primitives who wandered out of Africa millennia ago
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fisher, Helen E
Dewey number
306.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ728
LC item number
.F454 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Marriage
  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • Sex customs
Label
Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce, Helen E. Fisher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25409746
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780393034233
Lccn
92004809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1470854
Label
Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce, Helen E. Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25409746
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780393034233
Lccn
92004809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1470854

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