"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 Previously unpublished essays provide up-to-date, critical surveys of recent research and key debates.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 |156 pages

Evolutionary Sociology

chapter |39 pages

Darwinian Conflict Theory

A Unified Evolutionary Research Program

chapter |17 pages

Evolving Communities

Evolutionary Analysis in Classical and Neoclassical Human Ecology

chapter |16 pages

Organizational Ecology

Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Dynamics

part |73 pages

Sex, Gender, and Mating

chapter |33 pages

Marry In or Die Out

Optimal Inbreeding and the Meaning of Mediogamy

chapter |20 pages

The Evolution of Tenuous Pair Bonding in Humans

A Plausible Pathway and Indicators of Design

part |89 pages

Cooperation, Hierarchy, and Social Control

chapter |19 pages

Human Cooperation

Evolutionary Approaches to a Complex Phenomenon

chapter |14 pages

When and Why Power Corrupts

An Evolutionary Perspective

chapter |19 pages

Intergroup Threat and Extralegal Police Aggression

An Evolutionary Interpretation

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

chapter |26 pages

Evolutionary Sociology

A Cross-Species Strategy for Discovering Human Nature