Chosen Primate / Edition 1

Chosen Primate / Edition 1

by Adam Kuper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674128265

ISBN-13: 9780674128262

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press


The great debates about human origins, cultural history, and human nature confront us with two opposing images of human beings. One view emphasizes biology, the other emphasizes culture as the foundation of human behavior. In The Chosen Primate, Adam Kuper reframes these debates and reconsiders the fundamental questions of anthropology. Balancing biological…  See more details below

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The great debates about human origins, cultural history, and human nature confront us with two opposing images of human beings. One view emphasizes biology, the other emphasizes culture as the foundation of human behavior. In The Chosen Primate, Adam Kuper reframes these debates and reconsiders the fundamental questions of anthropology. Balancing biological and cultural perspectives, Kuper reviews our beliefs about human origins, the history of human culture, genes and intelligence, the nature of the gender differences, and the foundations of human politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674128262
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. All Darwinians Now?

2. To Begin at the Beginning

3. A Human Way of Life

4. The Evolution of Culture

5. Cultivating the Species

6. The Common Heritage

7. First Family

8. Male and Female

9. The Origin of Society

10. The Second Millennium

Further Reading and Notes

Index

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