Female of the Species is an attempt to use the approach of traditional anthropology in the examination of the position of women at the species level. While Martin and Voorhies recognize that there are fundamental differences between men and women that stem from basic biological differences, they are committed to the proposition that culture rather than biology plays the more critical role in determining those features of behavior which ultimately dichotomize the sexes. Female of the Species takes a step towards quantifying and understanding these cultural differences by looking at the changing roles women have played in society over time.
1. The Quintessence of Sex2. Sex as a Biological Process3. Origins of Some Sex-Linked Traits4. Supernumerary Sexes5. The Biosocial World of Nonhuman Primates6. The Science of Man Looks at Woman7. Woman the Gatherer8. Women in Horticultural Society9. Women in Agricultural Society10. Women in Pastoral Society11. Women in Industrial SocietyReferencesIndex
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