Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture

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Yale University Press, May 24, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 592 pages
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The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger-gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor. This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women.

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A bit dated, some parts disputed by other researchers, some parts elaborated on by people like Camilla Power, but still a very challenging work that should rattle any reader's conception of primitive ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Knight is Reader in Anthropology at the University of East London.

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