This reference list is a work in progress – if you have references you would like to add, please contact Maryanne Fisher. Please note also that the goal is to provide some resources that will act as a springboard for your literature searches, rather than a complete list of all literature that deals with “feminist evolutionary issues” (broadly conceived).
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