New PDF release: Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological

By Lee Cronk

Variation and Human habit is a suite of cutting-edge experiences within the speedily turning out to be box of human behavioral ecology. It commemorates the start of this technique twenty years in the past with the book of Chagnon and Irons's edited quantity Evolutionary Biology and Human Social habit: An Anthropological point of view. even as it redefines human behavioral ecology for a brand new new release of students and scholars. Following a collection of introductory chapters that placed the quantity in broader historic and theoretical context, eighteen chapters use facts from greater than twenty various human societies to discover human behavioral variations. a last bankruptcy appears at how a long way the strategy has come and the place it may possibly pass. famous human behavioral ecologists in addition to a more youthful new release of students strategy issues with a level of theoretical and methodological sophistication that display either the adulthood and freshness of this new paradigm within the examine of human habit. CONTENTS Preface · half I. a few Statements of thought · 1. 20 years of a brand new Paradigm, William Irons · 2. 3 kinds within the Evolutionary research of Human habit, Eric Alden Smith · half II. Mating · three. Polygyny, relatives constitution, and baby Mortality: A potential research one of the Dogon of Mali, Beverly I. Strassman · four. Paternal funding and Hunter-Gatherer Divorce charges, Nicholas Blurton Jones, Frank W. Marlowe, Kristen Hawkes, and James F. O'Connell · five. Fertility, Offspring caliber, and Wealth in Datoga Pastoralists: trying out Evolutionary versions of Intersexual choice, Daniel W. Sellen, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, and Daniela F. Sieff · 6. Manipulating Kinship ideas: a sort of Male Yanomam? Reproductive pageant, Napoleon Chagnon · 7. actual popularity, Race, and Somatic Prejudice in Bahia, Brazil, Douglas Jones · half III. Parenting · eight. Parental funding suggestions between Aka Foragers, Ngandu Farmers, and Euro-American city Industrialists, Barry S. Hewlett, Michael E. Lamb, Birgit Leyendecker, and Axel Sch?lmerich · nine. Parenting different Men's childrens: fee, merits, and results, Jane B. Lancaster and Hillard S. Kaplan · 10. Female-Biased Parental funding and progress functionality one of the Mukogodo, Lee Cronk · eleven. The Grandmother speculation and Human Evolution, Kristen Hawkes, James F. O'Connell, Nicholas Blurton Jones, H. Alvarez, and E.L. Charnov · 12. Why Do the Yomut bring up extra Sons than Daughters? William Irons · half IV. The Demographic Transition · thirteen. An Adaptive version of Human Reproductive price the place Wealth Is Inherited: Why humans Have Small households, Ruth Mace · 14. Skills-Based aggressive hard work Markets, the Demographic Transition, and the interplay of Fertility and Parental Human Capital within the choice of kid results, Hillard S. Kaplan and Jane B. Lancaster · 15. intercourse, Wealth, and Fertility: outdated ideas, New Environments, Bobbi Low · sixteen. To Marry back or no longer: A Dynamic version for Demographic Transition, Barney Luttberg, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, and Marc Mangel · half V. Sociality · 17. results of ailment and harm on Foraging one of the Yora and Shiwiar: Pathology threat as Adaptive challenge, Lawrence Sugiyama and Richard Chacon · 18. Reciprocal Altruism in Yanomam? meals alternate, Raymond Hames · 19. Reciprocal Altruism and battle: A Case from the Ecuadorian Amazon, John Q. Patton · 20. The Emergence and balance of Cooperative Fishing on Ifaluk Atoll, Richard Sosis · half VI. end · 21. two decades of Evolutionary Biology and Human Social habit: the place Are We Now? J. Patrick grey · References · Index

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Dennett (1995), Helen Fisher (1982, 1992), Sarah Hrdy (1999), Steven Pinker (1994, 1997), Matt Ridley (1993, 1996), Meredith Small ( 1995, 1998), and Robert Wright ( 1994). Because most human behavioral ecologists are also anthropologists, special attention should be paid to the status of the approach within this discipline. Because they studied behavior and because behavior was traditionally dealt with by cultural anthropology, most anthropologists working in this approach in the 1970s identified themselves with that subdiscipline.

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