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Society: Canid Society

David W. Macdonald, Scott Creel, and Michael G. L. Mills

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter addresses the question of why some canids live in groups, while others do not, and asks what shapes their societies. The behavioural and ecological selective pressures of group living ... More


Musteloid sociality: the grass-roots of society

David W. Macdonald and Chris Newman

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Excluded from the pursuit predator niche by better-adapted early felids and canids, the musteloids exploited other hunting strategies as grasslands proliferated in the Oligocene. Unconstrained by ... More


Evolution and Religion

William Irons and Richard D. Alexander

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolution of religion within the framework of Richard D. Alexander's concept of God as a metaphor for social harmony. It first considers two major themes in the recent ... More


Sociality

Jennifer Fewell and Patrick Abbot

in Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the different types of social forms found in insect taxa, from the relatively simple social behaviors of aggregating species, to the complex cooperative and altruistic ... More


Sex and Business

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In the United States, sex is a multibillion-dollar industry. Sex sells. Selling and buying sex itself is called prostitution, pornography, and many other names. Using sex to sell anything else—food ... More


Exploitative Strategies: Consequences for Individual Behavior, Social Structure, and Design of Institutions

Andrew J. King, Michael Kosfeld, Sasha R. X. Dall, Ben Greiner, Tatsuya Kameda, Kiryl Khalmetski, Wolfgang Leininger, Claus Wedekind, and Bruce Winterhalder

in Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036122
eISBN:
9780262339803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036122.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter reviews the consequences of exploitative strategies for individual behavior, social structure, and design of institutions. It outlines how natural selection should act to construct ... More


Comparative overview of Canis

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A relatively broad perspective on canines in general, especially wolves, is essential for comparative investigations. This chapter discusses the taxonomy of Canis and relatives; their geographic ... More


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