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The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn

Since ​Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages.
How can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? It can't be, according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. While debunking almost everything we „know” about sex, they offer a bold alternative explanation in this provocative and brilliant book.
Ryan and Jethá's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from… (tovább)

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Harper Perennial, New York, 2011
432 oldal · ISBN: 9780061707810
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HarperCollins, London, 2010
416 oldal · ISBN: 9780061707803

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Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn

Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

Úgy értékelem, hogy nem olvastam végig, mert belefáradtam. Nagyon érdekes olvasmány lenne, ha nem ugyanazt a feltételezést, következtetést és konzekvenciát tárgyalná újra és újra és újra és újra és újra, hogy az embernek már égnek áll a haja, amikor megint beleütközik a kissé ugyan átfogalmazott, de lényegileg mit sem változó alapfeltevésbe. Az alapfeltevés izgalmas mindenkinek, aki kíváncsi az emberi szexualitás kezdeteire és valós természetére, mindezt abban az állapotában tárgyalva, amikor még semmilyen társadalmi, vallási és más törvény nem szabályozta alakulását. Valamikor majd biztosan befejezem, de ehhez előbb sikeresen el kell felejtenem a rengeteg ismétlést.


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Despite his genius, what Darwin didn’t know about sex could fill volumes. This is one of them.

44. oldal, 2. fejezet - What Darwin Didn’t Know About Sex

Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

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„And yet, despite repeated assurances that women aren’t particularly sexual creatures, in cultures around the world men have gone to extraordinary lengths to control female libido: female genital mutilation, head-to-toe chadors, medieval witchburnings, chastity belts, suffocating corsets, muttered insults about “insatiable” whores, pathologizing, paternalistic medical diagnoses of nymphomania or hysteria, the debilitating scorn heaped on any female who chooses to be generous with her sexuality… all parts of a worldwide campaign to keep the supposedly low-key female libido under control. Why the electrified high-security razor-wire fence to contain a kitty-cat?”

60. oldal, 2. fejezet - What Darwin Didn’t Know About Sex

Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

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Homo sapiens evolved to be shamelessly, undeniably, inescapably sexual. Lusty libertines. Rakes, rogues, and roués. Tomcats and sex kittens. Horndogs. Bitches in heat.

69. oldal, 3. fejezet - A Closer Look at the Standard Narrative of Human Sexual Evolution

Christopher Ryan – Cacilda Jethá: Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality


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