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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Book ratings by Goodreads. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. 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. 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.
Harvard University Press, Checking An error has occurred. Home About Help Search. Join Our Mailing List: Primatologists As Evolutionary Historians 2. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Nature and Society in Social Anthropology. Harvard University Press, Primeval Kinship presents powerful arguments concerning the origin and evolutionary path of human kinship.
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Many books on kinship have been written by social anthropologists, but Primeval Kinship is the first book dedicated to the evolutionary origins of human kinship. Year 4 6 3 Language English. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.
Chapais has demonstrated that primatology is now positioned to make significant contributions to the study of human kinship. Please try your search again later.
The Exogamy Configuration Reconstructed It reopens old questions, long abandoned, about the origins of human society, and addresses them with a brilliant synthesis of recent primate data. Remember me on this computer. Pair-bonding transformed a social organization loosely based on kinship into one exhibiting the strong hold of kinship and affinity.
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Ernest Gellner – – Philosophy of Science 30 3: His reasoned and careful treatment of the primate data provides considerable food chapaus thought about how and why we have come to be the way we are.
It effectively dispels the view that human kinship is a purely cultural construction or that kinship can be understood outside the framework of our primate legacy. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The implication is that the gap between chimpanzee societies and pre-linguistic hominid societies is narrower than we might think. Chapais contends that only a few evolutionary steps were required to bridge the gap between the kinship structures of our closest relatives-chimpanzees and bonobos-and the human kinship configuration.
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