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    Male aggression against women.Barbara Smuts - 1992 - Human Nature 3 (1):1-44.
    Male aggression against females in primates, including humans, often functions to control female sexuality to the male’s reproductive advantage. A comparative, evolutionary perspective is used to generate several hypotheses to help to explain cross-cultural variation in the frequency of male aggression against women. Variables considered include protection of women by kin, male-male alliances and male strategies for guarding mates and obtaining adulterous matings, and male resource control. The relationships between male aggression against women and gender ideologies, male domination of women, (...)
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  2. The evolutionary origins of patriarchy.Barbara Smuts - 1995 - Human Nature 6 (1):1-32.
    This article argues that feminist analyses of patriarchy should be expanded to address the evolutionary basis of male motivation to control female sexuality. Evidence from other primates of male sexual coercion and female resistance to it indicates that the sexual conflicts of interest that underlie patriarchy predate the emergence of the human species. Humans, however, exhibit more extensive male dominance and male control of female sexuality than is shown by most other primates. Six hypotheses are proposed to explain how, over (...)
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  3. Encounters with animal minds.Barbara Smuts - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (5-7):5-7.
    In this article I draw on personal experience to explore the kinds of relationships that can develop between human and nonhuman animals. The first part of the article describes my encounters with wild baboons, whom I studied in East Africa over the course of many years. The baboons treated me as a social being, and to gain their trust I had to learn the troop's social conventions and behave in accordance with them. This process gave me a feeling for what (...)
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    The origins of patriarchy: An evolutionary perspective.Barbara Smuts - 1995 - Human Nature 6 (1):1-32.
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    Dominance: An alternative view.Barbara Smuts - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (3):448-449.
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    Evolutionary Psychology and Darwinian FeminismThe Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary PsychologyFemale Choices: The Sexual Behavior of Female PrimatesA Feminist and Evolutionary Biologist Looks at WomenWhat's Love Got to Do with It?Male Aggression against Women: An Evolutionary Perspective. [REVIEW]Anne Fausto-Sterling, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Marlene Zuk, Robert Wright, Meredith Small, Jane Lancaster & Barbara Smuts - 1997 - Feminist Studies 23 (2):402.
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  7. Gestural communication in olive baboons and domestic dogs.Barbara Smuts - 2002 - In Marc Bekoff, Colin Allen & Gordon M. Burghardt (eds.), The Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Animal Cognition. MIT Press. pp. 301--306.
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  8. Emergence in social evolution: A great ape example.Barbara Smuts - 2006 - In P. Davies & P. Clayton (eds.), The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis From Science to Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 166.
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    Multilevel selection, cooperation, and altruism.Barbara Smuts - 1999 - Human Nature 10 (3):311-327.
    Unto Others (Sober and Wilson 1998) shows how the general principles of Multi-Level Selection (MLS) theory apply to selection at multiple levels of the biological hierarchy. It also argues for the existence of "genuine" evolutionary and psychological altruism. The authors’ views on altruism do not follow logically from principles of MLS, and their failure do disentangle these two themes undermines their otherwise excellent presentation of MLS theory. Rebuttal of the view that human nature is completely selfish depends not on the (...)
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    Psychological adaptations, development and individual differences.Barbara Smuts - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (2):401-402.