bb2011 ANP220 16 Evolution patriarchy

bb2011 ANP220 16 Evolution patriarchy - Human societies...

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1 The evolutionary origins of patriarchy ANP 220 meeting #16 Human societies variation between hierarchical frequent lethal fighting between men male dominance male violence against women “egalitarian” rare violence between men male not dominant male violence against women rare Patriarchy traditional head of the household male dominance system ruled by males often justified biologically feminist theory male dominance over women and children social & cultural conditioning passed on over generations learning, mass media, etc. Patriarchy traditional head of the household male dominance system ruled by males often justified biologically feminist theory male dominance over women and children social & cultural conditioning passed on over generations learning, mass media, etc. evolutionary perspective Barbara B. Smuts
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2 Patriarchy controversy Feminists (no biology) Traditionalists “natural order” (no/ little culture) Behavioral Ecologists* evolutionary roots (plus culture) *study behavior from an evolutionary perspective Naturalistic fallacy Use of a naturally occurring phenomenon as moral justification example high fitness = biological successful “biologically successful” = “good” ??? NO: “good” / “bad” = judgments confusion of evolutionary explanation (= understanding) with moral justification (= judgment) Patriarchy controversy Feminists (no biology) Traditionalists “natural order” (no/ little culture) Behavioral Ecologists* evolutionary roots (plus culture) *study behavior from an evolutionary perspective Goals for today article by BB Smuts origin of patriarchy the question from an evolutionary perspective sexual conflict in primates occurrence, conditions, and counterstrategies origin of patriarchy Smuts’ hypotheses
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3 The evolutionary origins of patriarchy Question nonhuman primates males dominant (though not always) humans more extreme male dominance WHY? Evolutionary perspective
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ANP 220 taught by Professor Koenig during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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