This is the second volume of a two volume work on biosocial approaches to social stratification and human inequality. The volume considers linkages between gender and stratification; between neurohormonal variables and status; and between health, reproduction, and social status. The contributors explore topics that environmentalists shun, and discuss how the effect of biological variables on social stratification may have evolutionary consequences.
About the Author
LEE ELLIS is Professor in the Sociology Department at Minot State University in North Dakota. He is the author of Theories of Rape: Inquiries into the Causes of Sexual Aggression, Research Methods in the Social Science: A Practical Introduction, and is the co-editor of Crime in Biological, Social, and Moral Contexts (Praeger, 1990). Volume one, Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality: A Comparative Biosocial Analysis, was released by Praeger in 1993.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Robert D. Retherford
Preface to Volume 2 by Lee Ellis
Male Economic Status and Gender Differences in Mate Selection Preferences: Evolutionary versus Sociocultural Explanations by Michael W. Wiederman and Elizabeth Rice Allgeier
Gender Differences in Response to Political Leaders by Roger D. Masters and Stephen J. Carlotti, Jr.
A Neurohormonal Model of Social Stratification among Humans: A Microsocial Perspective by Allan Mazur
Social Stratification, Testosterone, and Male Sexuality by Theodore D. Kemper
Parental Dominance/Social Status, Hormone Levels, and Sex Ratios of Offspring by William H. James
Neurotransmitters and Social Status by Gary L. Brammer, Michael J. Raleigh, and Michael McGuire
The High and the Mighty among Man and Beast: How Universal Is the Relationship between Height (or Body Size) and Social Status? by Lee Ellis
Social Dominance and Health in Nonhuman Mammals: A Case Study in Guinea Pigs by Norbert Sachser
Social Status and Health in Humans: The Nature of the Relationship and Its Possible Causes by Lee Ellis
Relationships between Height, Health, and Social Status (Plus Birth Weight, Mental Health, Intelligence, Brain Size, and Fertility): A Broad Theoretical Integration by Lee Ellis
Epilogue by Lee Ellis