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Handbook on Evolution and Society

Toward an Evolutionary Social Science

Edited by: Jonathan H. Turner , Richard Machalek , Alexandra Maryanski

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781612058146
eBook ISBN: 9781315634203
Adobe ISBN: 9781317258339

10.4324/9781315634203
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"Handbook on Evolution and Society" brings together original chapters by prominent scholars who have been instrumental in the revival of evolutionary theorizing and research in the social sciences over the last twenty-five years. Previously unpublished essays provide up-to-date, critical surveys of recent research and key debates. The contributors discuss early challenges posed by sociobiology, the rise of evolutionary psychology, the more conflicted response of evolutionary sociology to sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Chapters address the application and limitations of Darwinian ideas in the social sciences. Prominent authors come from a variety of disciplines in ecology, biology, primatology, psychology, sociology, and the humanities. The most comprehensive resource available, this vital collection demonstrates to scholars and students the new ways in which evolutionary approaches, ultimately derived from biology, are influencing the diverse social sciences and humanities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Biological Character of Social Theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Modes of Variation and Their Implications for an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality and Selection in Societal Evolution Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Prospects and Limitations of Evolutionary Theorizing in the Social Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Yanomamö: The Sociobiology People Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sociobiology at Work in Modern Populations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Evolutionary Psychology and Its Relevance to the Social Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Where Do We Stand with Respect to Evolutionary Studies of Human Behavior? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Evolution of the Social Mind Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Evolutionary Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Spencer's Conception of Evolution and Its Application to the Political Development of Societies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Darwinian Conflict Theory Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Evolution of the Human Brain Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Human Behavioral Ecology of Foragers Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Evolving Communities Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Organizational Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Marry In or Die Out Download PDF
Chapter  20:  On the Origins of Gender Inequality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Evolution of Tenuous Pair Bonding in Humans Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Evolution of Social Control Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Human Cooperation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  When and Why Power Corrupts Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Biosociology of Dominance and Deference Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intergroup Threat and Extralegal Police Aggression Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A Salience Theory of Learning and Behavior and Rights of Apes Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Language Use among Apes Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Evolutionary Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Evolved Human Sociality and Literature Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Contrast Effects in Social Evolution and Schumpeter's Creative Destruction Download PDF
About_the_Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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