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Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Jerome H. Barkow

Abstract

Sociologists and social and cultural anthropologists have largely missed a major intellectual revolution of our time: the application to our own species of the Darwinian framework that has been spectacularly successful in explaining the behaviors and societies of every other species in the natural world. This volume demonstrates the utility of the evolutionary approach for the social sciences, while discussing the confusions and unfounded fears that have in the past made this scientific perspective seem so controversial. Our evolved psychology is foundational for fields ranging from feminism t ... More

Keywords: sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, sociology, anthropology, speciesism, criticisms, genes, evolved mechanisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome H. Barkow, editor
Dalhousie University