New PDF release: The Character of Human Institutions: Robin Fox and the Rise

By Michael Egan

ISBN-10: 141285377X

ISBN-13: 9781412853774

ISBN-10: 1412865549

ISBN-13: 9781412865548

This quantity celebrates the existence and paintings of Robin Fox and the assumption of a biosocial technological know-how. From his early stories of kinship, primates, the mind, evolution, the incest taboo, and aggression, to his later paintings on literature, politics, civilization, legislations, the Bible, Shakespeare, and the heritage of rules, Robin Fox encouraged many with an evolutionary imaginative and prescient of humanity that is going past slim disciplinary barriers and embraces the common background of mankind. Fox's paintings represents an self sustaining biosocial technological know-how circulation of considering that accepts the Darwinian mandate whereas keeping off reductionism by means of spotting tradition as a typical phenomenon.
The essays disguise Fox's existence and his contributions, and handle issues as diversified because the which means and serve as of laughter; the unforgiving self-discipline of writing well known anthropology; severe consuming rituals between younger males education for the British military; Darwin and close-cousin marriage; the common essence of the epic shape as a super-attractor; anthropologists' autobiographies; the clash among technology and anti-science; and the decline of British imperial education.
This enticing assortment on a mainstream maverick has been edited via Michael Egan. It contains essays via Sir Antony Jay, Lionel Tiger, Howard Bloom, Michael McGuire, Kate Fox, Melvin Konner, Alan Macfarlane, Adam Kuper, Dieter Steklis, Alexandra Maryanski, Bernard Chapais, Jonathan Turner, Linda Stone, Charles Macdonald, Anne Fox, David Jenkins, Frederick Turner, Robert Trivers, and an essay through Robin Fox himself.

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