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sexual selection

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

The theory, proposed by Darwin, that in some species males compete for mates and that characteristics enhancing their success in mating would have value and be perpetuated irrespective of...

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sexual selection

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 75 words.

A basic tenet of evolutionary biology that holds that certain features in animal species are favored through a process of

Sexual Selection's Mystique Lingers

Arthur Allen.

in BioScience

May 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biological Sciences; Environment. 3241 words.

Sexual Selection in the Biodigital

Jussi Parikka.

in Insect Media

January 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 9672 words.

This chapter looks at the ethological relations of digital culture and software through an example of feminist media art, Lynn Hershman-Leeson’s film Teknolust (2002). This film is an...

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Socialization and Selection in the Link between Friends' Religiosity and the Transition to Sexual Intercourse*

Amy Adamczyk.

in Sociology of Religion

January 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Religion; Sociology of Religion. 8865 words.

Although much research has examined how friends influence teens' sexual behaviors, little attention has been given to the association between friends' religiosity and coital debut. This...

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Social Exchange and the Progression of Sexual Relationships in Emerging Adulthood

Sharon Sassler and Kara Joyner.

in Social Forces

September 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 0 words.

Research has extensively examined matching on race and other characteristics in cohabitation and marriage, but it has generally disregarded sexual and romantic relationships. Using data...

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Gender Inequality in Interaction — An Evolutionary Account

Rosemary L. Hopcroft.

in Social Forces

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 0 words.

In this article I argue that evolutionary theorizing can help sociologists and feminists better understand gender inequality. Evolutionary theory explains why control of the sexuality of...

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Cancer and the Plow

David Fielding.

in Social Forces

March 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 6429 words.

Past research has shown that the invention of the plow played a key role in human social evolution. The physical strength required to drive a plow gave men a comparative advantage in...

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Improving Survey Participation

Stéphane Legleye, Géraldine Charrance, Nicolas Razafindratsima, Aline Bohet, Nathalie Bajos and Caroline Moreau.

in Public Opinion Quarterly

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences. 7752 words.

The general decrease in telephone survey response rates leads to potential selection and estimation biases. As nonrespondents can be broken down into noncontacts and refusals, different...

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Social Games

Daniel Friedman, Barry Sinervo, Daniel Friedman and Barry Sinervo.

in Evolutionary Games in Natural, Social, and Virtual Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economics. 12413 words.

The ways in which social structures can modulate strategic interaction are explored in this chapter. It covers Bergstrom’s model of assortative matching and Hadamard products of payoff...

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Shane Doyle.

in Before HIV

February 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 14268 words.

This chapter introduces the three case study areas of Ankole, Buganda, and Buhaya, located today in Uganda and Tanzania, and explains the reasoning behind their selection. Most famously, it...

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Daniel Friedman, Barry Sinervo, Daniel Friedman and Barry Sinervo.

in Evolutionary Games in Natural, Social, and Virtual Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economics. 10933 words.

Chapter 4 connects the dynamic steady state concepts analyzed in previous chapters to the classic static concepts of Nash equilibrium (NE) and evolutionarily stable state (ESS). It shows...

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Diffusion and Dilution

Nancy Whittier.

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse

October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 9863 words.

Focuses on the cultural changes produced by the movement against child sexual abuse, by tracing changes in mass media portrayals of child sexual abuse from 1970s to the 1990s. Media...

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Nonlinear Evolution, Sexual Difference, and the Ontological Turn

Janet Wirth-Cauchon.

in Mattering

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 5311 words.

Elizabeth Grosz is an important figure in feminist readings of matter, particularly of Darwinin evolution to conceptualize materiality and biology as dynamic, creative forces. However, in...

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The Theory of Sex Markets

Stephen Ellingson, Edward O. Laumann, Anthony Paik and Jenna Mahay.

in The Sexual Organization of the City

May 2004; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 14997 words.

This chapter explains why the choice of sex partner and the outcome of the resultant relationship are consistently patterned within and organized by particular communities, social networks,...

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Sexual Victimization: Offenders Speak Out about Their Victims

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller.

in The Victimization of Women

December 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 12684 words.

There are several characteristics that designate a crime (that is, being unusual), an offender (being famous), or a victim (being important) as “newsworthy.” With child sexual...

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Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech.

in Meeting at Grand Central

October 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 12986 words.

This chapter examines the concept of adaptation and how it is applied (and sometimes misapplied) to cooperation. It starts with George C. Williams's idea that adaptation is a “special and...

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Sexual Undergrounds: Cinema, Performance, and Ethnic Surveillance

Mehammed Amadeus Mack.

in Sexagon

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 17451 words.

Against the backdrop of an overwhelming vilification of Arab, immigrant, and banlieusard masculinities on screen, I show how a selection of innovative films have sought to rehabilitate that...

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Nancy Whittier.

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse

October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8189 words.

The introduction gives an overview of the development of activism against child sexual abuse from the 1970s to the 2000s and traces the changes in cultural and political responses to child...

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Equal Treatment Framework Directive

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

This directive was adopted by the Council of Ministers of the European Union in 2000. It requires all EU member states to extend the established principles of sex and race discrimination to...

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The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse

Nancy Whittier.

October 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Book. Subjects: US Politics. 304 pages.

This book studies activism against child sexual abuse, tracing it from its emergence in feminist anti‐rape efforts, through the development of mainstream self‐help, conflicts with an...

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