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by Donald Symons,Catherine Salmon


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Instead, Warrior Lovers is an extraordinarily lucid argument in favor of applying .

Instead, Warrior Lovers is an extraordinarily lucid argument in favor of applying evolutionary theory to the study of human behavior, making its case with persuasive economy.

Catherine Salmon and Donald Symons prov The stark contrasts between romance novels and pornography - both global industries - underscore how different female and male erotic fantasies are. These differences reflect human evolutionary history and the disparate selection pressures women and men experienced, say the authors of this thought-provoking book.

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Items related to Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female. Catherine Salmon; Prof. Donald Symons Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality. ISBN 13: 9780300093544. Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality. From the Publisher : Darwinism Today Series. About the Author : Catherine Salmon is assistant professor of psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Redlands. Donald Symons is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality is a book by Catherine Salmon and Donald Symons which looks at slash fanfiction from the perspective of evolutionary psychology. The warrior lovers of the title refer to their theory that slash is popular with straight women because it allows them to experience a romance of equals where both partners get to do all the things in canon that make the usually male protagonists interesting character.

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Some books chronicle sex lives while others center around a plot. Best Erotic fiction anthologies and collections. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But erotic fiction authors often have one purpose: to get their reader off-or at least, to turn them on. Note: As with any list, this is very much a Your Mileage May Vary collection of titles. One of the best places to start for a new erotic fiction reader is a collection. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

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Salmon, . & Symons, D. (2001). Human Nature, 19, 103–117. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. The evolution of human sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Salmon, . (2010). Slash fiction and human mating psychology. In B. Boyd, J. Carroll, & J. Gottschall (Ed., Evolution, literature and film: A reader (pp. 469–482). Symons, . & Ellis, B. (1996). Critique: Unobtrusive measures of human sexuality. In L. Betzig (E., Human nature: A critical reader (pp. 209–212).

Romance novels and pornography are multi-billion-dollar global industries. This book explores how the stark contrasts between these erotic genres reflect the very different selection pressures that forged womens and mens sexual psychologies during human evolutionary history. In particular, a new erotic sub-genre is analysed, written by and for women: slash fiction. Slash depicts romantic and sexual relationships between heterosexual males, fictional characters from television and film, such as Star Trek s K/S (Captain Kirk and Mr Spock) the term slash denoting the punctuation mark that unites the pair.

The heroes of romance novels and slash fiction alike are warrior lovers who embody the qualities that our female ancestors valued in a mate. But, whereas romance novel readers fantasize about being Mrs Warrior, slash fans prefer to fantasize about being a co-warrior. By separating the essential features of female erotic fantasy from the variable, the authors get to the heart of what women really want.


Comments: (7)

Onaxan
Too short
Iesha
I had low expectations for this slender book, expecting it to be perhaps a doctoral dissertation spun out into a monograph. Instead, Warrior Lovers is an extraordinarily lucid argument in favor of applying evolutionary theory to the study of human behavior, making its case with persuasive economy.

If you're familiar with the works of Steven Pinker, David Buss, or Margo Wilson and Martin Daly, then much of the content of WL will be familiar, but I suspect you will never have read the arguments rendered with such cohesion and clarity. This is the work of a man (Donald Symons) who has spent the previous four decades of his life contemplating human mating behavior, teaching and writing about it, and brings it all together in this tightly-written summary.

The book also addresses the phenomenon of "slash fiction," a subgenre of fan fiction, both heavily dominated by women, in the same way that graphic pornography is heavily dominated by men. Symons and Catherine Salmon (now a professor of psychology at the University of Redlands) place slash fiction within the realm of human cognition shaped by evolution, showing that it is congruent with other forms of sexual behavior explored in Symons' classic The Evolution of Human Sexuality and in much of evolutionarily-framed cognitive research since then.

If you're interested in reading a thoughtful discussion of the nature and origins of cognitive differences between men and women, this concise book should prove illuminating. It's an easy read, and a good one.
Na
I came away from this wondering if the authors had taken the time to actually talk to any writers or fans of slash fiction at all. Because it really doesn't sound much like they did. I've been ten years in the Harry Potter fandom, seven of them as a writer and reader of primarily slash fiction, but also occasional het and femslash, and in my experience, most of what Salmon and Symond claim to be almost universally true of the genre reeks of the worst kind of BS.

One partner in most slash pairings is not habitually feminised, slash fiction does not always take place between two males who are close friends in the canon source material, such stories need not be set within the context of a loving, monogamous relationship, and lesbians do not just read and write femslash -- plenty of them enjoy male/male pairings! Those are just a few examples of completely wrong-headed generalisations made by the authors.

This book simply reeks of misogyny and gender essentialism. If you're already a slash fan, you'll be able to see it, but if you're not, please do not use this as a guide to the psychology behind slash fiction.
Gholbirius
This book offers a remarkably convincing explanation of why some women should want to read and write male/male erotic romances. The book starts with a forceful and provocative statement of the fundamental importance of our evolutionary history to human psychology. The authors then argue how this explains some fairly basic differences in what men and women find erotic, drawing on some interesting comparisons between the behaviour of heterosexuals, gay men, and lesbians. They finally address the question of "slash" fiction and argue that, contrary to what one might think, the appeal of this material is actually rather similar to that of the heterosexual romance novels which are read by many women. I found this book well argued, thought provoking, and enjoyable throughout.
great ant
This was gift from a friend, a fellow fan of my favourite manga, From Eroica With Love, which is mentioned in the book. While I don't recognize everything in it and feel that some parts is a bit limited, I still found it an interesting read.
Windbearer
A wonderful new coinage appeared a few years ago, and it is so appropriate to this book that I have added it as a tag; "mansplain." I invite the reader to google for its meaning.

This small book, ostensibly about a form of erotic romance known as "slash" spends 85 of its 100 pages of content explaining the writer's theories about "female mating strategies" as this field likes to call it, and barely 15 pages talking about its ostensible subject.

After a very cursory and confused description of the earliest forms of slash, which the authors dismiss as identical to standard hetero romance, they offer this insightful notion; "Some women don't want to become mrs. Hero, they want to be a hero too," and then note that "these women were tomboys when they were younger." This does not tell us anything illuminating. I would expect an evolutionary psychologist to be intrigued by this seeming contradiction in strategies. But that's where the book ends just where it should begin.

I will say that Symons is an unusually flexible evolutionary psychologist. He does say that biological heredity is only one of the forces that influence human choices, and, in fact, he speaks scornfully about populist theories such as "selfish genes" that "constantly whisper in the ear" about "maximizing reproduction" and suchlike. This is the reason I give the book any stars at all.

But when the authors begin explaining slash they do so in a voice that many women will recognise, I am sorry to say, that of the dismissive bemused male. I am inclined to write a scenario in my head, about the way this book got written. How much of it is actually Ms Salmon's contribution, I wonder?

And what would she change now? Given that the book is nine years old, and so very much has changed in the genre as more women add their influences and more women become more self-aware as a result of the never-ending conversations within the genre's followers, this book is absolutely, one hundred percent, a waste of time for anyone looking for actual insight into the slash phenomenon.
Warrior Lovers : Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality (Darwinism Today) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Donald Symons,Catherine Salmon
ISBN: 0297647016
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; 1st Edition edition (May 31, 2001)
Pages: 64 pages