Primeval Kinship How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society

ISBN-10: 0674046412

ISBN-13: 9780674046412

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bernard Chapais

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Question of the Origin of Human Society
A Forsaken Quest
The Deep Structure of Human Societies
Primatologists as Evolutionary Historians
Primatology and the Evolution of Human Behavior
The Phylogenetic Decomposition Principle
Reconstructing the Exogamy Configuration
The Uterine Kinship Legacy Primatological Theories and Primate Legacies
Appraising Primate Kinship
The Domain of Uterine Kindred in Primates
How Are Uterine Kin Recognized?
The Origin of Group-wide Kinship Structures
From Biological to Cultural Kinship
Beyond Consanguineal Kinship
The "Genealogical Unity of Mankind"
The Bilateral Character of Human Kinship
The Incest Avoidance Legacy
Elements of a Primatological Theory of Incest Avoidance
Humankind's Primate Heritage
From Behavioral Regularities to Institutionalized Rules
The Anthropologists' Treatment of the Primate Data
The Westermarck Knot
The Morality Problem
Lessons from Comparative Anatomy
Exogamy Configuration Decomposed
L�vi-Strauss and the Deep Structure of Human Society
Reciprocal Exogamy as a Deep Structuring Principle
Reciprocal Exogamy as Archaic
The Convergence beyond the Critiques
L�vi-Strauss and the Primate Data
Human Society Out of the Evolutionary Vacuum
Leslie White and the Primate Origins of Exogamy
Elman Service and the Primitive Exogamous Band
Robin Fox and the Initial Deconstruction of Exogamy
The Building Blocks of Exogamy
Pinpointing the Distinctiveness of Exogamy
Reconstructing Human Society: The Task Ahead
A Once Irreducible System
The Exogamy Configuration Reconstructed
The Ancestral Male Kin Group Hypothesis
The Patrilocal Band Model
Male Philopatry in Apes
The Homology Hypothesis
Updating the Ancestral Male Kin Group Hypothesis
The Gorilla Alternative
The Evolutionary History of Pair-Bonding
The "Invariant Core of the Family"
Pair-Bonds as Parental Partnerships
The Pitfall of the Modern Family Reference
A Two-Step Evolutionary Sequence
Monogamy as a Special Case of Polygyny
The Evolutionary History of the Sexual Division of Labor
Pair-Bonding and the Reinvention of Kinship
The Fundamental Equation of the Exogamy Configuration
Kinship in the Ancestral Male Kin Group
The Institutionalized Denial of Paternity
The Development of Agnatic Kinship Structures
Biparentality and the Transformation of Siblingships
Chimpanzee Siblingships
Fatherhood and the Evolution of Strong Brotherhoods
Fatherhood and the Brother-Sister Bond
The Added Effect of Shorter Interbirth Intervals
Beyond the Local Group: The Rise of the Tribe
Male Pacification as a Prerequisite for the Tribe
Females as Peacemakers: The Consanguinity Route
Females as Peacemakers: The Affinity Route
The Initial Impetus
The Prelinguistic Tribe
From Male Philopatry to Residential Diversity
Some Serious Discrepancies
The Emergence of Residential Diversity
Ancestral Patrilocality and Grandmothering
Brothers, Sisters, and the Founding Principle of Exogamy
The First Step: Outmarriage
Affinal Brotherhoods and the Origin of Exogamy Rules
From Siblings-in-Law to Cross-Cousins
The "Atom of Kinship" Revisited
Unilineal Descent
Filiation, Descent, and Ideology
The African Model of Unilineal Descent Groups
The Chestnut within the Model
The Primate Origins of Unilineal Descent Groups
Group Membership through Birth
Kinship-Based Segmentation
The Genealogical Boundaries of Exogamy
The Unisexual Transmission of Status
Primitive Corporateness
A Multilevel Structure of Solidarity
The Evolutionary History of Human Descent Female Kin Groups as Precultural Matriclans
The Residential Basis of Proto-Descent Groups
The Latent Patriclan
Matrilineality as a Male Affair
Conclusion: Human Society as Contingent
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