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Hermaphroditism in Caridean Shrimps: Mating Systems, Sociobiology, and Evolution, with Special Reference to Lysmata

Raymond T. Bauer

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Hermaphroditism is rare in the decapod Crustacea, but protandry (male to female sex change) is not uncommon in caridean shrimps. Protandric shrimps are generally mobile, living in high-density ... More


Family Matters

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Family is at the center of both African Muslim community life in New York City and Harlem society, and this chapter explores a number of issues related to it. But what family means to each group ... More


Dimorphism in the hartebeest

Isabella Capellini

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Sexual selection often favours sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in body size and fighting structures, since large males with massive weaponry achieve high reproductive success. However, sexual selection ... More


Invasion Processes and Causes of Success

Paul D. Krushelnycky, David A. Holway, and Edward G. LeBrun

in Ant Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

A comprehensive understanding of the causal factors that promote invasiveness, as well as the mechanisms that mediate the invasion process, should assist in developing a predictive capacity about ... More


Maidens and Harlots: ‘Moral’ Legislation, 1901–1912

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the administration's legislations and problems to regulate marriage and sexual practices in the African community. The code of ‘native law’ was drafted in order to facilitate ... More


Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors

Doris G. Bargen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851545
eISBN:
9780824868123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851545.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Literary critiques of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century The Tale of Genji have often focused on the amorous adventures of its eponymous hero. This book emphasizes the thematic importance of Japan's ... More


“Getting a Husband to Support a Husband”

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains the two main forms of polyandry: a contractual arrangement whereby an outside male was “brought in” as a second husband; and chosen (fictive) kinship, whereby he became the ... More


A New Man for Siam

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083237
eISBN:
9789882209305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

During the years between his accession in 1910 and the start of World War I in 1914, Vajiravudh did continue his efforts to modernize—or Europeanize—male and female bodies in Siam. He discouraged ... More


Women and the Performance of Power in Early Modern Southeast Asia

Barbara Watson Andaya

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The ritual restatement of authority so necessary to the maintenance of kingship represents a common thread in Southeast Asian history. The phrase “theater state” effectively deployed by Clifford ... More


Mothers matter most: Women and parental investment

ANNE CAMPBELL

in A Mind Of Her Own: The Evolutionary Psychology of Women

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198504986
eISBN:
9780191584879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504986.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Mothers play a variety of roles as parents to their children, from making costumes for the school play to organising birthday parties and looking after their sick loved ones. While fathers do not ... More


Brides and Bridegrooms

Ibrahim Muhawi

in Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a Palestinian folktale focusing on relationships among siblings. The competition between the brothers is acted out against a family background of polygyny and first-cousin ... More


HIV/AIDS and the Context of Polygyny and Other Marital and Sexual Unions In Africa: Implications for Risk Assessment and Interventions

Teresa Swezey and Michele Teitelbaum

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032535
eISBN:
9780813039305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter examines the implications of polygyny and other marital and sexual unions for HIV/AIDS risk assessment and interventions in Africa. It discusses the changing family structure in Uganda ... More


A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Anne Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Males have been center stage in evolutionary theory ever since Darwin described “passionate” males and “coy” females. As males fought each other for copulation opportunities, females waited on the ... More


Mothers matter most: Women and parental investment

in A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In sexually reproducing species, females bear the brunt of parental investment, from costlier gamete production through to gestation and lactation. The cost of reproduction for women is measured in ... More


Living with One or More Partners

Elisabeth van Houts

in Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198798897
eISBN:
9780191839542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798897.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of elite polygyny. It also contains a section on living together in arrangements that were not deemed formal marriages, and there is a brief discussion on Jewish ... More


Producing a Sense of Linked Fate

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Mormon fundamentalist polygamists. Unlike the groups featured in previous chapters, Mormon fundamentalist polygamists are socially disconnected from the LGBTQ+ rights ... More


Polygamy and Masculinity in China: Past and Present

Harriet Zurndorfer

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter traces the relationship of polygamy to masculinity from the Ming-Qing era to the present. It demonstrates how ideals of masculinity shifted from passing the civil service examinations ... More


Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Debra Majeed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Polygyny explores the practice of multiple-wife marriage among African American Muslims who follow the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The dominant voices in this work are those of my female ... More


My Brothers, the Sons of My Mother (’aḥay bĕnê-’immî)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The biblical kinship designation “brother, son of mother,” which is often expressed as a word pair, communicates a uterine sibling relationship. The brother, son-of-mother relationship emerges within ... More


Marriage Encounters

Lisa Sousa

in The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804756402
eISBN:
9781503601116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756402.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 considers the encounter between traditional indigenous practices and Christian marriage in colonial highland Mexico. The first section examines differing nuptial concepts and ceremonies of ... More


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