The primal path to kinship: a critical review of Bernard Chapais, Primeval Kinship: How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society. Harvard. In Primeval Kinship, Bernard Chapais corrects this imbalance with a thought- provoking and informed application of the primate data to the question of the origins. Chapais contends that only a few evolutionary steps were required Many books on kinship have been written by social anthropologists, but Primeval Kinship is the first book dedicated to the evolutionary Bernard Chapais.

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Primeval Kinship by Chapais, Bernard

Evolution of Phenomena pimeval Philosophy of Biology. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Heinaman – – Polis 17 By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Description At some point in the course of evolution-from a primeval social organization of early hominids-all human societies, past and present, would emerge.


Kelly Oliver – – Columbia University Press. The Exogamy Configuration Decomposed 7. And perhaps equally important, it is the first book to suggest that the study of kinship and social organization can provide a berard between social and biological anthropology.

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In this account of the dawn of human society, Bernard Chapais shows that our knowledge about kinship and society in nonhuman primates supports, and informs, ideas first put forward by the distinguished social anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss. The pivotal event, the author proposes, was the evolution of sexual alliances. This one was a kicker. Science Logic and Mathematics. Chapais has demonstrated that primatology is now positioned to make significant contributions to the study of human kinship.

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Find it on Scholar. Primeval Kinship presents powerful arguments concerning the origin and evolutionary path of human kinship. Added to PP index Total downloads 50of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can Kimship increase my downloads? Primeval kinship – how pair-bonding gave birth to human society.

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In this regard, Chapais should be lauded for his labors and for an extremely stimulating read. Cancel Forgot your password?

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Primeval Kinship : How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society

With an increasing tendency toward specialization in science, there are few who dare step outside of their comfort zones to attempt broad, wide-ranging syntheses on problems that go to the heart of what it is to be human.

Account Options Sign in. It reopens old questions, long abandoned, about the origins of human society, and addresses them with a brilliant synthesis of recent primate data. How pair-bonding gave birth to human society. Looking for beautiful books? It reopens old questions, long abandoned, about the origins of human society, and addresses them with a brilliant synthesis of recent primate data.

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