26.05.2011
e-Books
1 Comment

Grandmotherhood [PDF]

by Eckart Voland
By the year 2030, the average life expectancy of women in industrialized countries could reach ninety—exceeding that of men by about ten years. At the present time, postmenopausal women represent more than fifteen percent of the world’s population and this figure is likely to grow.

From an evolutionary perspective, these demographic numbers pose some intriguing questions. Darwinian theory holds that a successful life is measured in terms of reproduction. How is it, then, that a woman’s lifespan can greatly exceed her childbearing and childrearing years? Is this phenomenon simply a byproduct of improved standards of living, or do older women—grandmothers in particular—play a measurable role in increasing their family members’ biological success?

Until now, these questions have not been examined in a thorough and comprehensive manner. Bringing together theoretical and empirical work by internationally recognized scholars in anthropology, psychology, ethnography, and the social sciences, Grandmotherhood explores the evolutionary purpose and possibilities of female post-generative life. Students and scholars of human evolution, anthropology, and even gerontology will look to this volume as a major contribution to the current literature in evolutionary studies.

 
[PDF] Grandmotherhood download

Book info

Title
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
Author
PublisherRutgers University Press
File size3.1 Mb
Release date 01.09.2014
ISBN9780813536095
Pages count354
Book rating0.7 (0 votes)
 rate rate rate rate rate

Other Formats

1 comment

1. Persia Emily | 26.05.2011 17:33

avatar avatar_frame

Thank you! Great book!

Post your comments

Related Posts


©2009-2016 ERIAL Lib. All rights reserved.