Cart
Free US shipping over $10
Proud to be B-Corp

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You Agustin Fuentes

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You By Agustin Fuentes

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You by Agustin Fuentes


$6.26
Condition - Good
Only 1 left

Summary

Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, this title incorporates an understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution requiring us to dispose of notions of nature or nurture. It presents scientific evidence from diverse fields, including anthropology, biology, and psychology.

Faster Shipping

Get this product faster from our US warehouse

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You Summary

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature by Agustin Fuentes

There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and, men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative Agustin Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution requiring us to dispose of notions of nature or nurture. Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields, including anthropology, biology, and psychology, Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You Reviews

The author masterly conveys his knowledge in an informative way... If you are willing to enhance your worldview by sleuthing to discover 'who we are and why we do what we do,' Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You is for you. Whether you agree with Fuentes or not, it will at least engage your critical thinking skills and encourage you to be a more active and discerning consumer of information. Science (AAAS) This book is a must for anyone looking to explore where the lines of human nature and artificial class structure are, and where Fuentes says they've been artificially created. Charleston Post & Courier Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior. -- Ian Paulsen Birdbooker Report/The Guardian Recommended. -- J. Stauder, University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth Choice Fuentes dismantles persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, innateness of aggression, nature of monogamy and differences between sexes. Living Anthropologically Useful... [Fuentes] debunks some popular misconceptions about evolutionary change and provides a basic primer on evolutionary theory. -- Joan C. Stevenson, Western Washington University American Jrnl Of Human Biology Engaging... Fuentes's work goes a long way toward burying some of the most pervasive myths about human beings. -- Stefano B. Longo and Nicholas Malone Monthly Review

About Agustin Fuentes

Agustin Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Evolution of Human Behavior, Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections and Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Myth-Busting Tool Kit 1. Myths about Human Nature Are Powerful--and Misleading 2. Culture--Problems with What We Believe about Being Human 3. Evolution Is Important--but May Not Be What We Think Part 2. Busting Three Myths about Being Human Prelude: Human ? Nature + Nurture 4. The Myth of Race 5. Myths about Aggression 6. Myths about Sex 7. Beyond the Myths: Now What? Appendix: Getting the Information Yourself Notes Bibliography Index

Additional information

CIN0520269713G
9780520269712
0520269713
Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature by Agustin Fuentes
Used - Good
Hardback
University of California Press
20120612
290
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You