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Issues in Anthropological Studies of Innovation

Michael J. O’Brien and Stephen J. Shennan

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the role that innovation has played in the explanation of cultural phenomena from roughly the late nineteenth century to the present. It reveals that tempo and mode are only two ... More


Chorus, Song, and Anthropology

Ian Rutherford

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Chorus, Song, and Anthropology’, Ian Rutherford presents an overview of the relationship between anthropological writings about dance and the use made of these by classicists.  The chapter has ... More


Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More


Man against Man: Masculinity, Femininity, and the Vilified Cheating Woman

Mimi Schippers

in Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the author interrogates cultural assumptions and narratives about cheating wives and cuckolded husbands to argue that infidelity has a gender structure. To do so, the author begins ... More


Broader horizons: Beyond lexical semantics

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

in Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This chapter begins by emphasising the importance of words and meanings in people’s lives, drawing on literature; in particular, on the literature of bilingual experience. It then looks outwards from ... More


The Causal Relationship between Fertility and Infant Mortality: prospective analyses of a population in transition

Hillard Kaplan, Paul L. Hooper, Jonathan Stieglitz, and Michael Gurven

in Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199688203
eISBN:
9780191767500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688203.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines causal processes underlying change in demographic outcomes among the Tsimane of lowland Bolivia. Prospective data collected between 2002 and 2010 shows that the loss of an ... More


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