The Chosen Primate
Human Nature and Cultural Diversity New edition
By (author) Adam Kuper
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Chosen Primate by Adam Kuper
Book DescriptionThe great debates about human origins, cultural history and human nature confront us with two opposing images of human beings. One view emphasizes biology, the other emphasizes culture as the foundation of human behaviour. In "The Chosen Primate", Adam Kuper reframes these debates and reconsiders the fundamental questions of anthropology. Balancing biological and cultural perspectives, Kuper reviews our beliefs about human origins, the history of human culture, genes and intelligence, the nature of the gender difference, and the foundations of human politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674128262
(229mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Adam Kuper
Adam Kuper is a Fellow of the British Academy.
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