Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the Second Half of Female Life

Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the Second Half of Female Life

by Eckart Voland
     
 

Bringing together theoretical and empirical work by internationally recognized scholars in anthropology, psychology, ethnography, and the social sciences, Grandmotherhood explores the evolutionary purpose and possibilities of female post-generative life. Students and scholars of human evolution, anthropology, and even gerontology will look to this volume as a major… See more details below

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Bringing together theoretical and empirical work by internationally recognized scholars in anthropology, psychology, ethnography, and the social sciences, Grandmotherhood explores the evolutionary purpose and possibilities of female post-generative life. Students and scholars of human evolution, anthropology, and even gerontology will look to this volume as a major contribution to the current literature in evolutionary studies.

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author of From Mukogodo to Maasai: Ethnicity and Cultural Change in Kenya - Lee Cronk

"An important contribution to the literature, not just on grandmothers, but on human evolution generally. This edited volume provides a forum in which a rapidly developing view of human evolution can coalesce."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813571416
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2014
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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