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Author Chapais, Bernard
Title Primeval kinship : how pair-bonding gave birth to human society / Bernard Chapais
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  GN487 .C43 2008    AVAILABLE    30520020698057
Descript xv, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-340) and index
The question of the origin of human society -- Primatology and the evolution of human behavior -- The uterine kinship legacy -- From biological to cultural kinship -- The incest avoidance legacy -- From interactional regularities to institutionalized rules -- Levi-Strauss and the exogamy configuration -- Exogamy out of the evolutionary vacuum -- The building blocks of exogamy -- The ancestral male kin group hypothesis -- The evolutionary history of pair-bonding -- Pair-bonding and the reinvention of kinship -- Biparentality and the transformation of siblingships -- Beyond the local group : the rise of the tribe -- From male philopatry to residential diversity -- Brothers, sisters and the founding principle of exogamy -- Filiation, descent, and ideology -- The primate origins of unilineal descent groups -- The evolution of human descent -- Conclusion: Human society as contingent
Subject Kinship
Human evolution
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