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The Resource The trouble with human nature : health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective, Elizabeth D. Whitaker

The trouble with human nature : health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective, Elizabeth D. Whitaker

Label
The trouble with human nature : health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective
Title
The trouble with human nature
Title remainder
health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth D. Whitaker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text brings together biological and cross-cultural evidence to critically examine common preconceptions and challenge popular assumptions about human nature. It set outs to counter genetic and evolutionary myths about human variation and behavior, drawing on both biological and cultural anthropology, as well as from other disciplines including psychology, economics, and sociology
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Elizabeth Dixon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Characteristics
  • Anthropology, Medical
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Human beings
  • Physical anthropology
  • Human behavior
  • Ethnology
  • Health
  • Medical anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Health
  • Human behavior
  • Human beings
  • Medical anthropology
  • Physical anthropology
  • 73.61 science, medicine (ethnology)
Label
The trouble with human nature : health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective, Elizabeth D. Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART I: Pathways to the present -- 1. Envisioning evolution: representations of humanness and causation -- 2. Origin stories: the co-evolution of human anatomy and sociality -- 3. Losses and gains: economic and health transitions since the Neolithic Revolution -- PART II: Plasticity, identity, and health -- 4. Thicker than water: blood and milk in human evolution -- 5. Risk and responsibility: power and danger in individualized approaches to preventive health -- 6. Difference as destiny: race, sex, and culture -- PART III: Sex and gender
  • 7. Choosers and cheaters: the sexual/reproductive conflict hypothesis -- 8. Hoe and plow, pig and cow: work, family, and gender stratification -- 9. Tale of two-spirits: constructing gender and sexuality, aptitudes and inclinations -- PART IV: Conflict and violence -- 10. Savage empathy: sources of competitiveness and cooperativeness, greed and generosity -- 11. Why stratify? Inequality and interpersonal violence -- 12. Peace and war: patterns and prevention of violent intergroup conflict -- Appendix: Life expectancy rate calculations -- Index
Control code
960837327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781138211933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960837327
Label
The trouble with human nature : health, conflict, and difference in biocultural perspective, Elizabeth D. Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART I: Pathways to the present -- 1. Envisioning evolution: representations of humanness and causation -- 2. Origin stories: the co-evolution of human anatomy and sociality -- 3. Losses and gains: economic and health transitions since the Neolithic Revolution -- PART II: Plasticity, identity, and health -- 4. Thicker than water: blood and milk in human evolution -- 5. Risk and responsibility: power and danger in individualized approaches to preventive health -- 6. Difference as destiny: race, sex, and culture -- PART III: Sex and gender
  • 7. Choosers and cheaters: the sexual/reproductive conflict hypothesis -- 8. Hoe and plow, pig and cow: work, family, and gender stratification -- 9. Tale of two-spirits: constructing gender and sexuality, aptitudes and inclinations -- PART IV: Conflict and violence -- 10. Savage empathy: sources of competitiveness and cooperativeness, greed and generosity -- 11. Why stratify? Inequality and interpersonal violence -- 12. Peace and war: patterns and prevention of violent intergroup conflict -- Appendix: Life expectancy rate calculations -- Index
Control code
960837327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781138211933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960837327

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