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Human Adaptation

by H. Morphy

  • ISBN: 9781859739587
  • ISBN10: 185973958X

Human Adaptation

by H. Morphy

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9781859739587
  • ISBN10: 185973958X
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Description: This book examines the concept of adaptation in four major fields in the human sciences. Genetic aspects are first considered through an examination of the human genes which have so far been identified as conferring survival value in particular environmental circumstances. The drift versus selection argument is also fully reviewed. The second contribution concerns the physiological changes which occur when individuals move from one environment to another. In the past, most attention has been given to the mechanisms of these changes, but here the focus is on the effects. The third contribution is directed at the analysis of behavior -- especially social behavior. The application of kin selection and reciprocal attraction theories to humans is explored and the value of these approaches explained, whether the behavior has a generic basis or not. The final essay deals with the relevance of the adaptation concept to the social sciences and especially to social anthropology. It demonstrates that an ecological approach to understanding the nature and structure of human societies demands attention to adaptation.
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