Sex Roles (2013) 69:543–545 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0220-9 BOOK REVIEW The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans. Edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Aaron T. Goetz, New York, Oxford University Press, 2012. 351 pp. $136 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-19-539670-6 Christine Smith Published online: 8 November 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 Remember the “battle of the sexes”? No, not the tennis match devote some time to discussing the reproductive strategies of in the 1970s in which Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs animals, especially primates. Like animals, we have evolved (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sexes_(tennis)), reproductive strategies. In the opening chapter, Shackelford, but the one in evolutionary psychology in which men and Goetz, Liddle, and Bush set the frame for the subsequent women have conflicting interests in their shared goal of max- chapters by discussing the fact that since evolution is a slow imizing their reproductive potential? The Oxford Handbook of process, we are modern humans with Stone-Aged minds. We Sexual Conflict in Humans adopts an Evolutionary Psychology have brains and genes which have specific structures that have perspective in theorizing sexual conflict and coercion between evolved to maximize reproductive fitness, and these interact women and men. This book is a discussion of classic
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