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Applied Evolutionary Anthropology : Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues

Author: Mhairi A Gibson; David W Lawson
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint : Springer, 2014.
Series: Advances in the Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behaviour, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a species, we are currently experiencing dramatic shifts in our lifestyle, family structure, health, and global contact. Evolutionary Anthropology provides a powerful theoretical framework to study such changes, revealing how current environments and legacies of past selection shape human diversity. This book is the first major review of the emerging field of Applied Evolutionary Anthropology bringing together  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Applied Evolutionary Anthropology
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mhairi A Gibson; David W Lawson
ISBN: 9781493902804 1493902806
OCLC Number: 941411675
Description: 1 online resource (XV, 299 p. 37 illustrations, 18 illustrations in color.) : online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1- Introduction: Applying Evolutionary Anthropology to a Changing World --
Chapter 2- Rationality and the Green Revolution --
Chapter 3- A comparison of the economic literature on microfinance and the evolutionary literature on cooperation --
Chapter 4- How development intervention drives population change in rural Africa: A case study of applied evolutionary anthropology --
Chapter 5- Family structure and health in the developing world: What can evolutionary anthropology contribute to population health science? --
Chapter 6- Declining breastfeeding rates among immigrant populations: A look through an evolutionary lens --
Chapter 7- The evolutionary demography of sex ratios in rural Bangladesh --
Chapter 8- Evolutionary anthropology, co-operation and warfare --
Chapter 9- Understanding and addressing cultural variation in costly antisocial punishment --
Chapter 10-Socioeconomic disparities in health behaviour: An evolutionary perspective --
Chapter 11- Nutrition in a changing world: How economic growth drives chronic diseases --
Chapter 12- The Evo-Eco approach to behaviour change.
Series Title: Advances in the Evolutionary Analysis of Human Behaviour, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Mhairi A. Gibson, David W. Lawson.
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