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Mixed messages : cultural and genetic inheritance in the constitution of human society

Author: Robert A Paul
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining a wide array of cultures, this book reveals how the inherent tensions between these two modes of transmission generate many of the features of human society, such as marriage rules,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Paul
ISBN: 9780226240725 022624072X 9780226240862 022624086X
OCLC Number: 910457352
Notes: Introduction: the social consequences of dual inheritance. A brief history and outline of dual inheritance theory. When genetic and cultural reproduction diverge. The cultural channel. Two kinds of sociality. Society beyond the genetic program. The asymmetry of cultural versus genetic reproduction. The society of men. Symbolic reproduction and reproductive symbolism. Beyond gender asymmetry and male privilege. Sources of human sociality. Conclusion: the giant yams of Pohnpei
Description: x, 353 s. ;
Responsibility: Robert A. Paul

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