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The Resource The case of the female orgasm : bias in the science of evolution, Elisabeth A. Lloyd

The case of the female orgasm : bias in the science of evolution, Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Label
The case of the female orgasm : bias in the science of evolution
Title
The case of the female orgasm
Title remainder
bias in the science of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Why women evolved to have orgasms - when most of their primate relatives don't - is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, Elisabeth Lloyd arrives at another: How could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science? A judicious and revealing look at all twenty-one evolutionary accounts of the trait of human female orgasm, Lloyd's book is at the same time a case study of how certain biases steer science astray."
  • "Over the past fifteen years, the effect of sexist or male-centered approaches to science has been hotly debated. drawing especially on data from nonhuman primates and human sexology spanning eighty years, Lloyd shows what damage such bias does in the study of female orgasm. She also exposes a second pernicious form of bias that permeates the literature on female orgasms: a bias toward adaptationism. Here Lloyd's critique comes alive, demonstrating how most of the evolutionary accounts either are in conflict with, or lack, certain types of evidence necessary to make their cases - how they simply assume that female orgasm must exist because it helped females in the past reproduce
  • As she weighs the evidence, Lloyd takes on nearly everyone who has written on the subject: evolutionists, animal behaviorists, and feminists alike. Her clearly and cogently written book is at once a convincing case study of bias in science and a sweeping summary and analysis of what is known about the evolution of the intriguing trait of female orgasm."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Elisabeth Anne
Dewey number
613.9/6/082
Index
index present
LC call number
QP251
LC item number
.L56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female orgasm
  • Human evolution
  • Orgasm
  • Women
  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Biological Evolution
  • Sexual Behavior
Label
The case of the female orgasm : bias in the science of evolution, Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-293) 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
Contents
Introduction -- The basics of female orgasm -- Pair-bond accounts of female orgasm -- Further evolutionary accounts of female orgasm -- The byproduct account -- Warring approaches to adaptation -- Sperm-competition accounts -- Bias
Control code
56671859
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674017061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004059695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The case of the female orgasm : bias in the science of evolution, Elisabeth A. Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-293) 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
Contents
Introduction -- The basics of female orgasm -- Pair-bond accounts of female orgasm -- Further evolutionary accounts of female orgasm -- The byproduct account -- Warring approaches to adaptation -- Sperm-competition accounts -- Bias
Control code
56671859
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780674017061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004059695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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