ABSTRACT

"Handbook on Evolution and Society" brings together original chapters by prominent scholars who have been instrumental in the revival of evolutionary theorizing and research in the social sciences over the last twenty-five years. Previously unpublished essays provide up-to-date, critical surveys of recent research and key debates. The contributors discuss early challenges posed by sociobiology, the rise of evolutionary psychology, the more conflicted response of evolutionary sociology to sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Chapters address the application and limitations of Darwinian ideas in the social sciences. Prominent authors come from a variety of disciplines in ecology, biology, primatology, psychology, sociology, and the humanities. The most comprehensive resource available, this vital collection demonstrates to scholars and students the new ways in which evolutionary approaches, ultimately derived from biology, are influencing the diverse social sciences and humanities.

part |111 pages

General Issues in Evolutionary Analysis in the Social Sciences

chapter |29 pages

Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and Sociology

Throwing New Light on an Old Path
ByRichard Machalek, Michael W. Martin

chapter |28 pages

The Biological Character of Social Theory

ByAlexander Rosenberg

chapter |20 pages

The Prospects and Limitations of Evolutionary Theorizing in the Social Sciences

ByJonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski

part |79 pages

Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

chapter |8 pages

Yanomamö: The Sociobiology People

ByNapoleon A. Chagnon, Shane J. Macfarlan

chapter |14 pages

Sociobiology at Work in Modern Populations

ByRosemary L. Hopcroft

chapter |15 pages

The Evolution of the Social Mind

The Limitations of Evolutionary Psychology
ByJonathan H. Turner

part |156 pages

Evolutionary Sociology

chapter |21 pages

Evolutionary Sociology

ByW. G. Runciman

chapter |39 pages

Darwinian Conflict Theory

A Unified Evolutionary Research Program
ByStephen K. Sanderson

chapter |18 pages

The Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems

ByChristopher Chase-Dunn

chapter |10 pages

The Evolution of the Human Brain

ByDavid D. Franks

chapter |21 pages

The Human Behavioral Ecology of Foragers

ByRobert L. Kelly

chapter |17 pages

Evolving Communities

Evolutionary Analysis in Classical and Neoclassical Human Ecology
ByMichael D. Irwin

chapter |16 pages

Organizational Ecology

Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Dynamics
ByJonathan H. Turner

part |73 pages

Sex, Gender, and Mating

chapter |33 pages

Marry In or Die Out

Optimal Inbreeding and the Meaning of Mediogamy
ByRobin Fox

chapter |19 pages

On the Origins of Gender Inequality

ByJoan Huber

chapter |20 pages

The Evolution of Tenuous Pair Bonding in Humans

A Plausible Pathway and Indicators of Design
ByTimothy Crippen

part |89 pages

Cooperation, Hierarchy, and Social Control

chapter |17 pages

The Evolution of Social Control

ByChristopher Boehm

chapter |19 pages

Human Cooperation

Evolutionary Approaches to a Complex Phenomenon
ByLee Cronk

chapter |14 pages

When and Why Power Corrupts

An Evolutionary Perspective
ByCharleen R. Case, Jon K. Maner

chapter |19 pages

Biosociology of Dominance and Deference

ByAllan Mazur

chapter |19 pages

Intergroup Threat and Extralegal Police Aggression

An Evolutionary Interpretation
ByMalcolm D. Holmes

part |116 pages

From Primate Legacies to Future Directions

chapter |9 pages

Language Use among Apes

Audio-Visual Archival Documentaries for Ape Language and Cognition
ByKen Schweller

chapter |26 pages

Evolutionary Sociology

A Cross-Species Strategy for Discovering Human Nature
ByJonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski

chapter |37 pages

Evolved Human Sociality and Literature

ByJoseph Carroll