The Resource Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior, Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson

Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior, Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson

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Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior
Title
Fatherhood
Title remainder
evolution and human paternal behavior
Statement of responsibility
Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
We've all heard that a father's involvement enriches the lives of children. But how much have we heard about how having a child affects a father's life? As Peter Gray and Kermyt Anderson reveal, fatherhood actually alters a man's sexuality, rewires his brain, and changes his hormonal profile. His very health may suffer - in the short run - and improve in the long. These are just a few aspects of the scientific side of fatherhood explored in this book, which deciphers the findings of myriad studies and makes them accessible to the interested general reader." "Since the mid-1990s Anderson and Gray, themselves fathers of young children, have been studying paternal behavior in places as diverse as Boston, Albuquerque, Cape Town, Kenya, and Jamaica. Their work combines the insights of evolutionary and comparative biology, cross-cultural analysis, and neural physiology to deepen and expand our understanding of fatherhood - from the intense involvement in childcare seen in male hunter-gatherers, to the prodigality of a Genghis Khan leaving millions of descendants, to the anonymous sperm donor in a fertility clinic. Looking at every kind of fatherhood - being a father in and out of marriage, fathering from a distance, stepfathering, and parenting by gay males - this book presents a uniquely detailed picture of how being a parent fits with men's broader social and work lives, how fatherhood evolved, and how it differs across cultures and through time. -- Publisher Description
Cataloging source
GTA
Dewey number
306.8742
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.G7 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 F-991
  • WS 105.5.F2
Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior, Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson
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Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior, Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson
Publication
Note
Originally published 2010
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our founding fathers -- A world of diversity: cross-cultural variation in paternal care -- Men and marriage -- Fathers and fertility -- Who's the dad? -- Father involvement, father absence, and children's outcomes -- The makings of a stepfather -- Having it all? Fatherhood, male social relationships, and work -- The descent of dad's sexuality -- Babies on his brain -- Health and the human father -- Rewriting the manual
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780674056435
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3158824
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1221593
  • (OCoLC)797118964

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