Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness

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What accounts for the continued popularity of the macho image, the fanaticism of sports enthusiasts, the perennial appeal of Don Quixote's ineffectual struggles? Walter J. Ong addresses these and related questions as he offers new insights into the complex ways in which human life is affected by contest. Ong argues that the struggle for dominance, which he feels is crucial among higher animal species, is more immediately critical for males than for females, helping males to manage persistent insecurity and to establish ...

Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness 2012, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801478451

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Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness 2011, Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene

ISBN-13: 9781610978309

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Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness 1989, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9780870236792

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