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The Resource The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity, Adam Kuper

The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity, Adam Kuper

Label
The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity
Title
The chosen primate
Title remainder
human nature and cultural diversity
Statement of responsibility
Adam Kuper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • We are all Darwinians now. Yet while we know that five million years ago our ancestors were much like chimpanzees, we still can't say why we, of all primates, became human. Is there a Darwinian explanation for how Homo sapiens evolved? Or has human culture made us so very different from other animals that we require a distinctive strategy to explain our development? These questions, at the heart of the great debate on human origins and the history of human culture, are the focus of The Chosen Primate, a fundamental rethinking of the pursuits of anthropology
  • Balancing biological and cultural perspectives, Adam Kuper reviews our beliefs about human origins, the history of human culture, genes and intelligence, the nature of the differences between males and females, and the foundations of human politics. Within the context of Darwinian theory, he traces the influence of eugenics, sociobiology, and gender studies on anthropology. The Chosen Primate is also a fascinating narrative of the history of the people and places that have shaped anthropology, taking us to Olduvai Gorge with the Leakeys, the Kalahari with the Marshalls, and Samoa with Margaret Mead
  • The Chosen Primate ends by looking forward to the next millennium, noting that our future depends on our response to another fundamental question: Will our culture, which has given us the means to adapt successfully to nature, ultimately destroy nature? In raising this question, Kuper shows that debates in anthropology are more than just academic disputes - they engage the major issues of our time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuper, Adam
Dewey number
301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN25
LC item number
.K87 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 E-429
  • GN 25
NLM item number
K96c 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Human beings
  • Culture
  • Anthropology
  • Hominidae
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Human beings
  • Sociale evolutie
  • Culturele verschillen
  • Menselijke natuur
  • Anthropologie philosophique
  • Homme
Label
The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity, Adam Kuper
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780674128255.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) 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
All Darwinians now? -- To begin at the beginning -- A human way of life -- The evolution of culture -- Cultivating the species -- The common heritage -- First family -- Male and female -- The origin of society -- The second millennium
Control code
ocm28799968
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780674128255
Lccn
93031770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28799968
  • (OCoLC)28799968
Label
The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity, Adam Kuper
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780674128255.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) 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
All Darwinians now? -- To begin at the beginning -- A human way of life -- The evolution of culture -- Cultivating the species -- The common heritage -- First family -- Male and female -- The origin of society -- The second millennium
Control code
ocm28799968
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780674128255
Lccn
93031770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28799968
  • (OCoLC)28799968

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