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With Mother Nature, U.S. anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy strides into the minefield, examining motherhood across cultures, historical periods. In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial. “As was the case for her earlier classic, Mother Nature, Sarah Hrdy’s Mothers and Others is a brilliant work on a profoundly important subject. The leading.

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Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

If you want to scream every time some unenlightened jerk gives you some kind of “Men are from Mars” crap, then this is the book for you! From inside the book. Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. hgdy

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Retrieved from ” https: The first was agriculture, which increased the amount of calories a woman could consume and thus increased her fertility. David Frum Narrated by: As a follow-up, Mother Nature far exceeded my highest expectations. Aug 17, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Langur monkeys provide a particularly vivid example of old females who become simultaneously more self-sacrificing and heroic as they age.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Will she have enough resources to feed and protect the children she has as well as for the newborn given the environmental circumstances – circumstances which include the whole cultural milieu as well as he All human animals should read this book about real not Victorianized maternal nature. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Perhaps my single favorite non-fiction work.


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Review: Mother Nature, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy – The Globe and Mail

Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Hrdy talks about differences in phenotypic expression among identical twins, but there are ample studies about how genotypic expression is remarkably the same among identical twins regardless of the environment.

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Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming mature, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Her reproductive success becomes his, and vice versa She Has Her Mother’s Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to mothr.

National Academy of Sciences. In the end, she found the research more stimulating than the creation of the novel. There are as many types of mothering behaviours as there are species, and rarely are they self-sacrificing. The story of motherhood unfettered by ideology. Hrdy’s third book came out in Because “biological” urdy, which are more often than not based in pure speculation, always seem to conveniently rationalize the superiority of men and reduce women to their reproductive capacity.


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In her nuanced, stunningly original interpretation of the relationships between mothers and fathers, mothers and babies, and mothers and their social groups, Hrdy offers not only a revolutionary new meaning to motherhood but an important new understanding of human evolution. Motherhood as a Minefield. She finds that human mothers do have instincts, of course, but they are not all stereotypically “maternal.

I read this book when I was pregnant with my second child – and was convinced by Blaffer Hrdy’s arguments and facts.

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