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The Domesticated Penis: How Womanhood Has Shaped Manhood

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780817318741
Author(s): Loretta A. Cormier
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Dimensions: 155 x 231 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256

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The Domesticated Penis challenges long-held assumptions that, in the development of Homo sapiens, form follows function alone. In this fascinating exploration, Loretta A. Cormier and Sharyn R. Jones explain the critical contribution that conscious female selection made to the attributes of the modern male form. Synthesizing a wealth of robust scholarship from the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, evolutionary theory, and primatology, the authors successfully dismantle the orthodox view that each part of the human anatomy has followed a vector of development, along which only changes and mutations that increased functional utility were retained and extended. Their research animates our understanding of human morphology with insights about how choices early females made shaped the countenance of males. In crisp and droll prose, Cormier's and Jones's rigorous scholarship incorporates engaging examples and lore about the male member in a variety of foraging, agrarian, and contemporary cultures.
By detailing how female selection in mating led directly to a matrix of anatomical attributes in the male, their findings illuminate how the male member also acquired a matrix of attributes of the imagination and mythical powers-powers to be assuaged, channeled, or deployed for building productive societies. These analyses offer a highly persuasive alternative to moribund biological and behavioral a Please click here to ask a question
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