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War, Peace, and Human NatureThe Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views$
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Douglas P. Fry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199858996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.001.0001

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Man the Singer

Man the Singer

Song Duels as an Aggression Restraint Mechanism for Nonkilling Conflict Management

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(p.514) 26 Man the Singer
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War, Peace, and Human Nature
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Joám Evans Pim

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0026

This chapter explores a particular example of human restraint against physical aggression: the song duel. It begins by considering Galizan song duels in some detail and then branches out from there to other cultures. The context and rules of song duels allow potentially dangerous conflicts to be dealt with in a playful way that helps to prevent physical aggression including, at an extreme, lethal aggression.

Keywords:   human restraint, physical aggression, Galizan song duels, conflict resolution

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