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On the Origin of Societies by Natural Selection
     

On the Origin of Societies by Natural Selection

by Jonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515166

ISBN-13: 9781594515163

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Kinship, religion, and economy were not "natural" to humans, nor to species of apes that had to survive on the African savanna. Society from its very beginnings involved an uneasy necessity that often stood in conflict with humans' ape ancestry; these tensions only grew along with later, more complex-eventually colossal-sociocultural systems. The ape in us was not

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Kinship, religion, and economy were not "natural" to humans, nor to species of apes that had to survive on the African savanna. Society from its very beginnings involved an uneasy necessity that often stood in conflict with humans' ape ancestry; these tensions only grew along with later, more complex-eventually colossal-sociocultural systems. The ape in us was not extinguished, nor obviated, by culture; indeed, our ancestry continues to place pressures on individuals and their sociocultural creations. Not just an exercise in history, this pathbreaking book dispels many myths about the beginning of society to gain new understandings of the many pressures on societies today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515163
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Studies in Comparative Social Science
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Primate-Time on EarthChapter 2: The Weakness of Weak TiesChapter 3: Societal Protoplasm: In Search of the Primal HordeChapter 4: The Strength of Strong Ties: A New Basis of Primate SolidarityChapter 5: The Emergence of CultureChapter 6: The Emergence of Human Society: Hunting and GatheringChapter 7: The Rise of HorticultureChapter 8: Agrarian SocietiesChapter 9: Industrial and Postindustrial SocietiesChapter 10: Strangers in a Strange Land: Evolved Apes in Sociocultural Cages

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