Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature

Agustín Fuentes (Author)

Product Details

$85.00  $78.20
University of California Press
Publish Date
June 12, 2012
6.2 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Agustín Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Evolution of Human Behavior, Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections and Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology.


"Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior."--Ian Paulsen"Birdbooker Report/The Guardian" (07/15/2012)
"Recommended."--J. Stauder, University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth"Choice" (11/20/2012)
"The author masterly conveys his knowledge in an informative way. . . . If you are willing to enhance your worldview by sleuthing to discover 'who we are and why we do what we do, ' Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You is for you. Whether you agree with Fuentes or not, it will at least engage your critical thinking skills and encourage you to be a more active and discerning consumer of information."-- (08/03/2012)
"This book is a must for anyone looking to explore where the lines of human nature and artificial class structure are, and where Fuentes says they've been artificially created."--Charleston Post & Courier (08/05/2012)
"Fuentes dismantles persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, innateness of aggression, nature of monogamy and differences between sexes."--Living Anthropologically (10/30/2012)
"Useful. . . . [Fuentes] debunks some popular misconceptions about evolutionary change and provides a basic primer on evolutionary theory."-- (04/11/2013)
"Engaging. . . . Fuentes's work goes a long way toward burying some of the most pervasive myths about human beings."-- (04/16/2013)