About this book
Drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology and economics, this study of conflict between the sexes is paradoxically the product of the co-operative nature of our species. Seabright suggests that today we have the unprecedented opportunity to achieve equal power and respect, but first we need to understand the mixed inheritance of conflict and co-operation left to us by our primate ancestors if we are to escape their legacy.
Men and women became experts at influencing one another to achieve their cooperative ends, but also became trapped in strategies of manipulation and deception in pursuit of sex and partnership. Drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, this book shows that conflict between the sexes is, paradoxically, the product of cooperation.
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