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Human nature: a critical reader

Author: Betzig, Laura L. Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 1997.Language: EnglishDescription: 489 p. : Graphs ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195098655Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Human Nature A Critical Reader Contents PREFACE xi 1 1 INTRODUCTION: People are animals Laura Betzig I STUDIES OF TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES 2 CRITIQUE: Yanomamö Dreams and Starling Payloads: The Logic of Optimality 21 Alejandro Kacelnik and John R. Krebs 3 CLASSIC: Cultural and biological success 36 William Irons 4 CRITIQUE: Looking back two decades William Irons 46 5 CLASSIC: Inuit foraging groups: some simple models incorporating conflicts of interest, relatedness, and central place sharing 50 Eric Alden Smith 6 CRITIQUE: Sex is not enough 70 Eric Alden Smith 7 CLASSIC: Bushman birth spacing: a test for optimal interbirth intervals 73 Nicholas Blurton Jones 8 CRITIQUE: Too good to be true? Is there really a trade-off between number and care of offspring in human reproduction? 83 Nicholas Blurton Jones 9 CLASSIC: Life histories, blood revenge, and warfare in a tribal population Napoleon Chagnon 10 CRITIQUE: Sticks and stones 100 Napoleon Chagnon 11 CLASSIC: Kipsigis women's preferences for wealthy men: evidence for female choice in mammals? 103 Monique Borgerhoff Mulder 12 CRITIQUE: Marrying a married man: A postscript 115 Monique Borgerhoff Mulder 13 CLASSIC: The evolution of premature reproductive senescence and menopause in human females: an evaluation of the "grandmother hypothesis" 118 Kim Hill and Ana Magdalena Hurtado 14 CRITIQUE: How much does grandma help? Kim Hill and Ana Magdalena Hurtado 140 87 II STUDIES OF MODERN SOCIETIES 15 CRITIQUE: Forward and backward: alternative approaches to studying human social evolution 147 Paul W. Sherman and Hudson Kern Reeve 16 CLASSIC: Child abuse and other risks of not living with both parents Martin Daly and Margo Wilson 159 17 CRITIQUE: Cinderella revisited 172 Martin Daly and Margo Wilson 18 CLASSIC: Sex differences in human mate preferences: evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures 175 David M. Buss 19 CRITIQUE: Just another brick in the wall: building the foundation of evolutionary psychology 191 David M. Buss 20 CLASSIC: Sex differences in sexual fantasy: an evolutionary psychological approach Bruce J. Ellis and Donald Symons 21 CRITIQUE: Unobtrusive measures of human sexuality Donald Symons, Catherine Salmon, and Bruce J. Ellis 209 194 22 CLASSIC: Evolution, traits, and the stages of human courtship: qualifying the parental investment model 213 Douglas T. Kenrick, Edward K. Sadalla, Gary Groth, and Melanie R. Trost 23 CRITIQUE: Where and when are women more selective than men? 24 CLASSIC: An evolutionary analysis of psychological pain following rape: I. The effects of victim's age and marital status 225 Nancy Wilmsen Thornhill and Randy Thornhill 25 CRITIQUE: Rape-victim psychological pain revisited 239 Randy Thornhill 26 CLASSIC: Cognitive adaptations for social exchange Leda Cosmides and John Tooby 27 CRITIQUE: Think again 292 John Tooby and Leda Cosmides III COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL STUDIES 28 CRITIQUE: Tips, branches, and nodes: seeking adaptation through comparative studies Ruth Mace and Mark Pagel 29 CLASSIC: Paternal confidence and dowry competition: a biocultural analysis of purdah Mildred Dickemann 30 CRITIQUE: Cleo unveiled 329 Mildred Dickemann 31 CLASSIC: Polygyny and inheritance of wealth John Hartung 32 CRITIQUE: If I had it to do over 344 331 297 311 241 223 Douglas T. Kenrick, Edward K. Sadalla, Gary Groth, and Melanie R. Trost John Hartung 33 CLASSIC: Cross-cultural patterns in the training of children: an evolutionary perspective 349 Bobbi S. Low 34 CRITIQUE: Comparing snakes and snails and puppy-dog tails to sugar and spice: reflections on cross-cultural testing of hypotheses 360 Bobbi S. Low 35 CLASSIC: Dowry as female competition Steven J.C. Gaulin and James S. Boster 362 372 36 CRITIQUE: When are husbands worth fighting for? Steven J.C. Gaulin and James S. Boster 37 CLASSIC: Roman polygyny Laura Betzig 38 CRITIQUE: Why a despot? Laura Betzig 375 399 39 CLASSIC: Fitness tradeoffs in the history and evolution of delegated mothering with special reference to wet-nursing, abandonment, and infanticide 402 Sarah Blaffer Hrdy 40 CRITIQUE: Mainstreaming Medea Sarah Blaffer Hrdy REFERENCES 427 INDEX 477 423

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