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The Science of Sexual Attraction

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the science of sexual attraction. It investigates how attraction works; why we are attracted to people, and how that attraction affects us biologically. It explores both ... More


Man and Beast

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks into the work of Desmond Morris, particularly his book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's View of the Human Animal (1967). Morris took a more light-hearted approach to human nature than ... More


Sibling Intimacy and the Question of Incest

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

The term incest referred to marriage between related people, including in-laws, but cousins had been allowed to marry since Henry VIII's reign. Until the 1830s the Church regulated marriage ... More


The Imaginary Marriage Consensus

Peter Hart-Brinson

in The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479800513
eISBN:
9781479823949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800513.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how people’s attitudes about marriage shape their discourses about gay marriage. On one hand, supporters and opponents disagree fiercely about the legal definition of marriage ... More


The Evolutionary Psychology of Sex and Gender

John Dupré

in Human Nature and the Limits of Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248063
eISBN:
9780191597367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248060.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Provides an exposition and criticism of the central ideas in the sociobiology and evolutionary psychology of sex and gender. Also reviews the kinds of evidence that are offered for claims in this ... More


professional boundaries: waitress

douglas s. diekema

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of professional boundaries as seen in the film Waitress (2007). The film tells the story of Jenna (Keri Russell), a small-town waitress trapped in an unhappy ... More


Marriage

Caitriona Clear

in Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074370
eISBN:
9781781700693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

When marriage took place, economics was important to all social levels. Strength and ability to work were highly prized among all working people, farmers included; it ensured survival, and cemented ... More


Scarlet Fever: Female Enthusiasm for Men in Uniform, 1780–1815

Louise Carter

in Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319556
eISBN:
9781781387160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Female enthusiasm for men in red coats was a recurrent topic of interest in late eighteenth-century letters, diaries, newspapers, plays and novels. Propaganda played on it and commentators and ... More


Stronger at the Broken Places: Affect in Hellenistic Babylonian Miniatures with Separately Made and Attached Limbs

Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper

in The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Hellenistic Babylonian figurines with separately made and attached limbs are not a uniform corpus in terms of their iconography or subject matter, but all leave similar visual traces of fragmentation ... More


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