Family feuds: social competition and sexual conflict in complex societies.

  title={Family feuds: social competition and sexual conflict in complex societies.},
  author={Dustin R Rubenstein},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={367 1600},
Darwin was initially puzzled by the processes that led to ornamentation in males-what he termed sexual selection-and those that led to extreme cooperation and altruism in complex animal societies-what was later termed kin selection. Here, I explore the relationships between sexual and kin selection theory by examining how social competition for reproductive opportunities-particularly in females-and sexual conflict over mating partners are inherent and critical parts of complex altruistic… CONTINUE READING
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